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  • Bubbles in live-stranded dolphins 

    Dennison, Sophie; Moore, Michael J.; Fahlman, Andreas; Moore, Kathleen M. T.; Sharp, Sarah M.; Harry, Charles T.; Hoppe, Jane M.; Niemeyer, Misty E.; Lentell, Betty J.; Wells, Randall S. (The Royal Society, 2011-10-12)
    Bubbles in supersaturated tissues and blood occur in beaked whales stranded near sonar exercises, and post-mortem in dolphins bycaught at depth and then hauled to the surface. To evaluate live dolphins for bubbles, liver, ...
  • Could beaked whales get the bends? : effect of diving behaviour and physiology on modelled gas exchange for three species: Ziphius cavirostris, Mesoplodon densirostris and Hyperoodon ampullatus 

    Hooker, Sascha K.; Baird, Robin W.; Fahlman, Andreas (2009-04)
    A mathematical model, based on current knowledge of gas exchange and physiology of marine mammals, was used to predict blood and tissue tension N2 (PN2) using field data from three beaked whale species: northern bottlenose ...
  • Deadly diving? Physiological and behavioural management of decompression stress in diving mammals 

    Hooker, Sascha K.; Fahlman, Andreas; Moore, Michael J.; Aguilar De Soto, Natacha; Bernaldo de Quiros, Yara; Brubakk, A. O.; Costa, Daniel P.; Costidis, Alexander M.; Dennison, Sophie; Falke, K. J.; Fernandez, Antonio; Ferrigno, Massimo; Fitz-Clarke, J. R.; Garner, M. M.; Houser, Dorian S.; Jepson, Paul D.; Ketten, Darlene R.; Kvadsheim, P. H.; Madsen, Peter T.; Pollock, N. W.; Rotstein, David S.; Rowles, Teresa K.; Simmons, S. E.; Van Bonn, W.; Weathersby, P. K.; Weise, M. J.; Williams, T. M.; Tyack, Peter L. (Royal Society, 2011-12-21)
    Decompression sickness (DCS; ‘the bends’) is a disease associated with gas uptake at pressure. The basic pathology and cause are relatively well known to human divers. Breath-hold diving marine mammals were thought to be ...
  • The use of diagnostic imaging for identifying abnormal gas accumulations in cetaceans and pinnipeds 

    Dennison, Sophie; Fahlman, Andreas; Moore, Michael J. (Frontiers Media, 2012-06-06)
    Recent dogma suggested that marine mammals are not at risk of decompression sickness due to a number of evolutionary adaptations. Several proposed adaptations exist. Lung compression and alveolar collapse that terminate ...