However, they still have to cope with changes in pressure many times per day, and rapidly and repeatedly recruit their alveoli each time they surface. How do they avoid other problems associated with pressure, such as atelectasis, the “bends” or decompression sickness (DCS), high pressure nervous syndrome (HPNS), shallow-water blackout, or N2 narcosis?.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarine mammal physiology
Subtitle of host publicationrequisites for ocean living
EditorsMichael A. Castellini, Jo-Ann Mellish
Place of PublicationBoca Raton, FL
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781482242690
ISBN (Print)9781482242676
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameCRC marine biology series


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