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The behavioural and physiological ecology of diving.
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PMID:  21238044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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 acces to food.
I L Boyd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in ecology & evolution (Personal edition)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0169-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.)     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805125     Medline TA:  Trends Ecol Evol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-7     Citation Subset:  -    
The British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, Madingley Road, Cambridge, UK CB3 0ET.
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