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Why don’t whales get the bends?

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Naked Science Scrapbook – Why don’t whales get the bends, when divers can?

If a diver surfaces too quickly after a dive, they can get the bends, or decompression sickness, causing excruciating pain and sometimes even death. In this Naked Science Scrapbook, find out what causes the bends, why human divers can get it and why (usually) whales don’t …

“Questions I have never asked but now must know the answer to”

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Author: Rogan Tinsley

Biology, science and maths teacher with a PhD in Neuroscience and passion for education.

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