The Diving Physiology Quiz

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Now that you've had time to browse my diving physiology website ( why not test yourself to see how much you've really taken in?? The following questions will be related to the information in my website only (not the external links) - so if you want the best chance of success, go back and revise quickly before you dive in! (groooan...)

  1. 1

    Which mammal can dive deeper than any other?

  2. 2

    What is the protein called that acts as the largest oxygen store in diving mammals?

  3. 3

    What does the condition "the bends" specifically refer to?

  4. 4

    What is it called when alveoli in the lungs are perfused with blood as normal, but the air supply fails to supply the perfused region?

  5. 5

    How deep did William Trubridge, the free-dive world record holder, dive to in order to break his own world record?

  6. 6

    What word refers to a reduction in heart rate?

  7. 7

    Which organ acts as a resevoir of red blood cells and contracts in the early stages of a dive, helping provide oxygen to the tissues?

  8. 8

    Which one of the following would NOT increase the risk of a scuba-diver suffering from decompression sickness during/after a particular dive?

  9. 9

    How long did Stephen Misfud manage to hold his breath for to beat the previous world record?

  10. 10

    And finally, which diving mammal has been recorded with the longest duration of dive? (not depth)


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