Sensitivity to hypercapnia and elimination of CO2 following diving in Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus)

@article{Gerlinsky2014SensitivityTH,
  title={Sensitivity to hypercapnia and elimination of CO2 following diving in Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus)},
  author={Carling D. Gerlinsky and David A. S. Rosen and Andrew W. Trites},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2014},
  volume={184},
  pages={535-544}
}
The diving ability of marine mammals is a function of how they use and store oxygen and the physiological control of ventilation, which is in turn dependent on the accumulation of CO2. To assess the influence of CO2 on physiological control of dive behaviour, we tested how increasing levels of inspired CO2 (hypercarbia) and decreasing inspired O2 (hypoxia) affected the diving metabolic rate, submergence times, and dive recovery times (time to replenish O2 stores and eliminate CO2) of freely… 

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