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Meanwhile, In the Gulf

shrimp-sniffer-150.jpgBill Mahan, a food researcher at the University of Florida, recently went through training to become a "shrimp sniffer," someone who can smell if shrimp is contaminated with oil. For two days, Mahan went through various sensory challenges involving taste, smell, and sight to develop his nose, and says "I would compare it to wine tasting," but, you know, with crude oil. [Daily Beast]