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Evan Stanbury

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Are bird lungs more efficient than mammal lungs?
« on: 07/06/2011 16:19:29 »
Evan Stanbury  asked the Naked Scientists:

   

Hi...



I have heard it said that bird lungs are more efficient than mammal lungs - the reason given was something to do with one-way flow and their hollow bones.



I haven't been able to find anything understandable about it on the internet - is this true?



Where would the air go after it went into their bones?



Thanks



Evan



What do you think?
« Last Edit: 07/06/2011 16:19:29 by _system »


 

Hemo_jr

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« Reply #1 on: 10/02/2014 05:31:46 »
You have not directly answered the question, but I infer the answer is: yes, bird lungs/respiratory system is more efficient. And in a geologic era where free atmospheric oxygen is scarcer, I would expect mammals to compete more poorly than now.
 

olga

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« Reply #2 on: 29/07/2015 12:44:05 »
hi
 

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