Comparative Circulatory Studies of Diving and Asphyxia

  • Robert Elsner
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 241)


The diving mammals possess several adaptations which are related to their aquatic existence, some of which are of interest to medical science. They have special morphological features concerned with underwater propulsion and temperature regulation, but I will discuss here some physiological aspects of their abilities as divers.


Harbor Seal Elephant Seal Weddell Seal Limb Blood Flow Special Morphological Feature 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Elsner
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  1. 1.Scripps Institution of OcenographyUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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