Does water smell of anything?
does water smell? ---- no its oderless ---- information: but we smell it all the time so maybe we are so used to it that we don't know what it smells like. its the same with a perfume when you get used to the smell you dont notice it. ---- by neira (14)
YOU can not smell anything under water, because you will drown silly! But fish and other organisms that live in the water can taste(using the same type of receptors as smell) things in the water like micro particles of other plants, animals, and nutrients. I would guess that if humans could smell under water, we would smell the clay/ground, the fish, and other waste.
That depends on the contaminant. It can smell like anything that is in it as water has no real smell. It will either look like water or water with bits floating in it or dirty water. For example water used in nuclear power plants is radioactively contaminated but it looks and smells like water (if a bit metallic, but so does tap water). Bottom line if the water might be contaminated. DONT drink it.
No one seems sure. They can smell through water, but no one seems to know if they can smell water itself. That would be an interesting experiment, thought. Put two water bowls in front of the dog. One would have fresh, cool water, another sort of gunky water from a dirty pond. Which would he choose? The answer may or may not tell you if they can truly smell water.