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Keywords: dimethyl sulphide
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (19): 3123–3127.
Published: 01 October 2008
... they are closely related to procellariiforms and forage on similar types of prey in similar areas to many procellariiforms. Such regions are characterized by having high levels of dimethyl sulphide (DMS) a scented compound that many marine animals use to locate foraging grounds. If penguins can smell, DMS may...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (11): 2165–2169.
Published: 01 June 2006
... that blue petrel chicks ( Halobaena caerulea) are able to detect and orient to a foraging cue (dimethyl sulphide, DMS) used by adults without ever having experienced this odour at sea. We first established that chicks could detect DMS at a biologically relevant concentration that they will later naturally...
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J Exp Biol (2003) 206 (10): 1615–1620.
Published: 15 May 2003
... state to puffs of odours presented near their nostrils. We tested reactions to dimethyl sulphide(DMS, a prey-related odourant) and phenyl ethyl alcohol (PEA, a novel odourant); distilled water was used as a control. Scores for blue petrel chicks were significantly greater for DMS and PEA than...