Diving physiology of birds: a history of studies on polar species.

@article{Ponganis2000DivingPO,
  title={Diving physiology of birds: a history of studies on polar species.},
  author={Paul J Ponganis and Gerald L Kooyman},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={126 2},
  pages={143-51}
}
Our knowledge of avian diving physiology has been based primarily on research with polar species. Since Scholander's 1940 monograph, research has expanded from examination of the 'diving reflex' to studies of free-diving birds, and has included laboratory investigations of oxygen stores, muscle adaptations, pressure effects, and cardiovascular/metabolic responses to swimming exercise. Behavioral and energetic studies at sea have shown that common diving durations of many avian species exceed… CONTINUE READING

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