How do Cetaceans avoid Decompression Sickness? | WHALEZONE.TV S01 E05

By 11/11/2018WHALEZONE.TV

Hi everyone, welcome to a new episode of WHALEZONE.TV, which is now available on our blog! 

In this episode, Milou talks about what Decompression sickness is, and which methods Whales and Dolphins use to avoid the disease.

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References:

Berta A. Third ed. – Marine Mammals Evolutionary biology. (2015)
Charlie E. – Decompression Sickness. (2013)
Daniel Garcia P. – Pulmonary ventilation–perfusion mismatch: a novel hypothesis for how diving vertebrates may avoid the bends. (2018)
Thalmann E. – Decompression Illness: What Is It and What Is The Treatment? Divers Alert Network. (2004)

Milou

About Milou

Milou is a Dutch Marine Biologist and Guide at TERRA AZUL since 2010, and everyday works on Data collection for MONICET – The Azores Islands Cetaceans Research & Conservation long-term monitoring project. You can speak English, Dutch, Portuguese and German with her.

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