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Desert-Dwelling Fish Can 'Hold Its Breath' for Five Hours


Science & Tech  (tags: fish, Desert-Dwelling, pupfish, respiration, oxygen, animals, environment, interesting, society )

Lone
- 1450 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Tiny pupfish have adapted their respiration to go without oxygen for long stretches.



   

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Justin Vale (13)
Thursday April 2, 2015, 7:48 pm
thanks. physiological plasticity. i'm gonna remember that. i'll bet humans practice that too. thanks lone.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday April 3, 2015, 8:28 am
5 hours!!!
Noted, shared
Thanks Lone.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday April 3, 2015, 8:29 am
5 hours!!!
Noted, shared
Thanks Lone.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 3, 2015, 8:46 am
The animal kingdom is so impressive--we pale in comparison. Thx Lone
 

John Ditchman (36)
Saturday April 4, 2015, 9:02 am
The desert pup fish is an amazing survivor.
 

Warren Webber (26)
Saturday April 4, 2015, 11:42 am
Live long and prosper!
 
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