Aerobic dive limit. What is it and is it always used appropriately?

  title={Aerobic dive limit. What is it and is it always used appropriately?},
  author={Patrick J. Butler},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  volume={145 1},
  • Patrick J. Butler
  • Published 2006 in
    Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…
The original definition of aerobic dive limit (ADL) was the dive duration after which there is an increase in post-dive concentration of lactate in the blood of Weddell seals freely diving in the field. The only other species in which such measurements have been made is the emperor penguin. For all other species, aerobic dive limit has been calculated (cADL) by dividing usable oxygen stores with an estimation of the rate of oxygen consumption during diving. Unfortunately, cADL is often referred… CONTINUE READING
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