Subject: How is possible for a sperm whale to dive to 1000 m ?
Date: Fri Nov 10 16:03:04 2000
Posted by Erik
Grade level: grad (science)
School: No school entered.
City: Amsterdam State/Province: No state entered.
Area of science: Zoology
Sperm whales are said to dive down to more than 1000 meter, after taking a
breath at the surface. When they take a breath at the surface the pressure
of the air is 1 bar. Approximately the same as the pressure of the
surrounding water. However at 1000 meter depth the pressure of the
surrouding water is 100 bar. How do they cope with this tremendous
difference in pressure without breaking any ribs ?
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