Hyperbaric computed tomographic measurement of lung compression in seals and dolphins.

@article{Moore2011HyperbaricCT,
  title={Hyperbaric computed tomographic measurement of lung compression in seals and dolphins.},
  author={Michael J. Moore and Terrence Hammar and Julie Arruda and Scott S. Cramer and Sophie Dennison and E. A. Montie and Andreas Fahlman},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={214 Pt 14},
  pages={2390-7}
}
Lung compression of vertebrates as they dive poses anatomical and physiological challenges. There has been little direct observation of this. A harbor and a gray seal, a common dolphin and a harbor porpoise were each imaged post mortem under pressure using a radiolucent, fiberglass, water-filled pressure vessel rated to a depth equivalent of 170 m. The vessel was scanned using computed tomography (CT), and supported by a rail and counterweighted carriage magnetically linked to the CT table… CONTINUE READING
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