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Offline saruz

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Is it possible for a fish to drown?
« on: 24/07/2010 03:32:49 »
Fish drowning....not possible!


 

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« Reply #1 on: 24/07/2010 09:56:24 »
the terminology is wrong.. they can't 'drown' but they can suffocate in the water. (through lack of oxygen in the water becasue of overcrowding or gill damage.)

And if course if you take them out of the water they also suffocate. 
 

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« Reply #2 on: 24/07/2010 13:01:19 »
the terminology is wrong.. they can't 'drown' but they can suffocate in the water. (through lack of oxygen in the water becasue of overcrowding or gill damage.)

And if course if you take them out of the water they also suffocate. 
Thanx for your correction
 

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Is it possible for a fish to drown?
« Reply #3 on: 24/07/2010 16:12:33 »
And if course if you take them out of the water they also suffocate.

Primarily, I believe, because their gills dry out, stopping them from working.
 

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Is it possible for a fish to drown?
« Reply #4 on: 24/07/2010 20:57:12 »
Fish drowning....not possible!


  http://www.poolebreaks.co.uk/images/Oceanarium.jpg

A "Shark" as we all know is considered a fish and the question is asking in general terms of fish.
I do not know if this drowning is unique to sharks or if it is only a technique that can apply to all fish. The site I found this on distinctively mention in the terms of drowning or "drown"

 #52 "Why Do Sharks Drown When Pulled Backwards

Sharks can drown when pulled backwards because water get inside their gills. Sometimes, when fisherman kill sharks pulling them backwards for a while when taking them back to the shore..."

http://www.sharks-world.com/

I thought I saw a show on TV about shark in captivity in an some Oceanarium.
They explained something about where a shark needed some medical attention and needed to be knocked out for a very short period of time to do some type of care.
 After the procedure was complete the shark needed to be pulled backwards in the water first to get the water into its gills, (sort of a primer) and then moved constantly continually forwards through the water until it started swimming on its own.

"According to the World Health Organization, drowning is defined as "the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion/immersion in liquid." Drowning outcomes should be classified as resulting in death, morbidity (sustaining an injury), and no morbidity."

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/drowning/article_em.htm
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« Last Edit: 24/07/2010 23:35:36 by tommya300 »
 

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Is it possible for a fish to drown?
« Reply #5 on: 26/07/2010 23:14:12 »
What about the idea (or myth, i'm not sure) that if you drag a fish backwards in the water, it'll drown.
 

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