The deeper you dive, the higher the pressure rises. As a result, more nitrogen dissolves in the blood, an aspect that applies equally to animals and humans. This process can also be compared to a bubbling water bottle. A downplaying is out of place because this process damages blood vessels and organs. The consequences can quickly lead to death - both on the animal and on the human side. Sea lions spend most of their lives in the water - so can the cute mustache wearers also become diving sick?
Sea lions and diving sickness: well prepared
Like so many representatives of the animal kingdom, sea lions demonstrate their perfect adaptation to their living environment. Because if you dive down, let your lungs collapse. As a result, the absorption of nitrogen in the lungs of the animals is actively limited. In addition, sea lions also have oxygen reserves ready for re-emergence, a process known as anti-collapse. The animals are therefore not immune to the diving disease, but can effectively protect themselves against them.1 comments Login to comment