During the summer of 1976, while fishing off Cape Cod, Massachu- setts, we learned that the smooth dogfish shark, Miistelus canis, reg- ularly frequents the shallow, in- shore waters of Vineyard Sound on its nightly feeding excursions.
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They perceive these movements with microscopically small organs in the skin along a visible band, called the lateral line, that runs the length of the body.
Sharks not only have a keen sense of smell but, like most aquatic animals, they are also sensitive to minute movements in the water.
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