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The behavioural and physiological ecology of diving

Boyd, I.L.. 1997 The behavioural and physiological ecology of diving. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 12 (6). 213-217. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0169-5347(97)01054-9

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Abstract/Summary

Recent measurements of remarkable dive performances in oceanic seabirds and marine mammals suggest the use of a range of physiological and behavioural adaptations for the parsimonious use of oxygen. Access to food at different depths may be directly related to the duration of the breath-hold, and several physiological strategies may be used to extend dive duration. But is also a growing appreciation of the importance of behavioural strategies adopted by divers to minimize the effects of physiological limitations on diving performance and to maximize access to food.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/S0169-5347(97)01054-9
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 01695347
Date made live: 23 Jul 2014 09:12 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/507889

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