Extreme diving in mammals: first estimates of behavioural aerobic dive limits in Cuvier's beaked whales

  title={Extreme diving in mammals: first estimates of behavioural aerobic dive limits in Cuvier's beaked whales},
  author={Nicola J. Quick and William R. Cioffi and Jeanne M Shearer and Andreas Fahlman and Andrew J. Read},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
ABSTRACT We analysed 3680 dives from 23 satellite-linked tags deployed on Cuvier's beaked whales to assess the relationship between long duration dives and inter-deep dive intervals and to estimate aerobic dive limit (ADL). The median duration of presumed foraging dives was 59 min and 5% of dives exceeded 77.7 min. We found no relationship between the longest 5% of dive durations and the following inter-deep dive interval nor any relationship with the ventilation period immediately prior to or… 

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