Gas exchange of captive freely diving grey seals (Halichoerus grypus).

  title={Gas exchange of captive freely diving grey seals (Halichoerus grypus).},
  author={Jane Z Reed and Christina Chambers and M. A. Fedak and Patrick J. Butler},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
When at sea, phocids dive for long periods and spend a high percentage of their time submerged. This behaviour requires some combination of an increased oxygen storage capacity, rapid oxygen loading at the surface and reduced oxygen utilisation when submerged. To assess these adaptations, breath-by-breath ventilation was studied in four adult grey seals… CONTINUE READING

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