mardi 8 mai 2018

Diving Reflex (and freediving and sperm whales)

James Nestor is a journalist who wrote a book about freediving. He makes a number of interesting albeit somewhat dubious claims here regarding physiology and biology:

Some of what he says is scientifically grounded...but other stuff seems exaggerated. (For example at one point throws off a statement about sperm whales eating 60-foot long squid...which is larger for Architeuthis than has been verified, but is a fairly minor nitpick). Thoughts, anyone? How much of a kook is this guy...if at all? There is extensive scientific literature regarding the diving reflex in humans and other mammals, for example. But I'm having a little trouble finding/verifying consensus.

via International Skeptics Forum

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