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2014-03-27 13:18:34

Whales dive to nearly 2 miles depth, for over 2 hours Scientists monitored Cuvier's beaked whales' record-breaking dives to depths of nearly two miles below the ocean surface and some dives lasted for over two hours, according to results published March 26, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Gregory Schorr from Cascadia Research Collective and colleagues. Distributed throughout the world's oceans, the Cuvier's beaked whales' frequent dives deep into the ocean make them...

Dinosaurs Got The Bends From Prolonged Diving
2012-08-20 10:59:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Dinosaur-like creatures may have injured themselves during leisurely deep-sea diving trips and not from ascending too quickly as previously thought Bone deformities on the fossilized remains of Ichthyosarians, which were giant dolphin-like reptiles that first emerged approximately 245 million years ago, were identified in a recent study. The lesions were like those that human divers get as a result of changes in body pressure,...

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2004-12-23 19:00:25

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sperm whales routinely dive more than two miles below the ocean surface to hunt for giant squid, but a study shows the huge mammals suffer a chronic loss of bone tissue from the bends, a painful condition well-known to human divers. It has long been believed that sperm whales and other deep-diving mammals are immune from decompression illness, or the bends, which human divers encounter when they surface too rapidly and force nitrogen bubbles into their blood and tissues....


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