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dc.contributor.authorFahlman, Andreas  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Michael J.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGarcia-Parraga, Daniel  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-23T18:35:35Z
dc.date.available2018-05-17T08:19:31Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-17
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Experimental Biology 220 (2017): 1761-1773en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/8996
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © Company of Biologists, 2017. This article is posted here by permission of Company of Biologists for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Experimental Biology 220 (2017): 1761-1773, doi:10.1242/jeb.126870.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this Review, we focus on the functional properties of the respiratory system of pinnipeds and cetaceans, and briefly summarize the underlying anatomy; in doing so, we provide an overview of what is currently known about their respiratory physiology and mechanics. While exposure to high pressure is a common challenge among breath-hold divers, there is a large variation in respiratory anatomy, function and capacity between species – how are these traits adapted to allow the animals to withstand the physiological challenges faced during dives? The ultra-deep diving feats of some marine mammals defy our current understanding of respiratory physiology and lung mechanics. These animals cope daily with lung compression, alveolar collapse, transient hyperoxia and extreme hypoxia. By improving our understanding of respiratory physiology under these conditions, we will be better able to define the physiological constraints imposed on these animals, and how these limitations may affect the survival of marine mammals in a changing environment. Many of the respiratory traits to survive exposure to an extreme environment may inspire novel treatments for a variety of respiratory problems in humans.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding for this project was provided by the Office of Naval Research (ONR YIP Award no. N000141410563).en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCompany of Biologistsen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.126870
dc.subjectComplianceen_US
dc.subjectMarine mammalen_US
dc.subjectLung functionen_US
dc.subjectRespiratory flowen_US
dc.subjectTidal volumeen_US
dc.subjectResidual volumeen_US
dc.subjectTotal lung capacityen_US
dc.subjectRespiratory frequencyen_US
dc.subjectAlveolar collapseen_US
dc.titleRespiratory function and mechanics in pinnipeds and cetaceansen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2018-05-17en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1242/jeb.126870


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