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Why Doesn't Moby Suffer The Bends ?
« on: 12/10/2007 14:59:00 »
Dear Aquanaughts,

See Moby here ?



Nice isn't he, he's happy cos he's just about to reach the surface top after a nice long dive...

..and here's Edgar:


He don't know it yet but he's going to have spend some time in a decompression chamber because the' bends' await him from surfacing too quickly after a long dive.


Why doesn't Moby get the bends ?...why Does Edgar have to stagger his rise to the top ? and Moby not ?

Whale ?...I just don't know !






 

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Why Doesn't Moby Suffer The Bends ?
« Reply #1 on: 12/10/2007 15:02:57 »
What are the bends neily? Is that like something that happens if you rise to fast.. water pressure thing..compression..etc?
 

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Why Doesn't Moby Suffer The Bends ?
« Reply #2 on: 12/10/2007 15:09:23 »
The Bends is the name given when nitrogen bubbles form in the blood stream, usually from the change in pressure felt by SCUBA divers
 

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« Reply #3 on: 12/10/2007 15:24:05 »
Thanks meg!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 12/10/2007 16:24:01 »
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Research Finds Whales, Too, Can Get the Bends
 by Christopher Joyce

December 23, 2004
New research suggests that sperm whales can sustain the same kind of bone damage as human divers if they surface too quickly. And, as NPR's Christopher Joyce reports, whales' diving and surfacing behavior may be affected by human activities such as military sonar experiments.
 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4243037
« Last Edit: 12/10/2007 16:25:47 by RD »
 

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« Reply #5 on: 12/10/2007 18:51:10 »
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Research Finds Whales, Too, Can Get the Bends
 by Christopher Joyce

December 23, 2004
New research suggests that sperm whales can sustain the same kind of bone damage as human divers if they surface too quickly. And, as NPR's Christopher Joyce reports, whales' diving and surfacing behavior may be affected by human activities such as military sonar experiments.
 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4243037

Woooo !!..Thanks RD........I wonder if there has been any further research since the article.

Fascinating though.....and I apprecaite your post.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 12/10/2007 20:05:10 »
That is interesting.. I always heard you just died if you come up to fast! Is this always true or can it just cause serious damage.. I don't know? As I read above I didn't realize it could do anything to your bones! Thats scary.
 

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