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Science. 1979 Dec 7;206(4423):1182-3.

Dolphin lung collapse and intramuscular circulation during free diving: evidence from nitrogen washout.

Abstract

Intramuscular nitrogen tensions in Tursiops truncatus after a schedule of repetitive ocean dives suggest a lung collapse depth of about 70 meters and suggest that intramuscular circulation is maintained during unrestrained diving in the open ocean. Therefore, the bottle-nosed dolphin is not protected by lung collapse from the decompression hazards of dives to depths shallower than 70 meters.

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