Accession Number:

ADA617976

Title:

Physiological Monitoring in Diving Mammals

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Report Date:

2014-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The objective with this study is to develop and calibrate an invasive data logger to measure muscle O2 saturation in large, freely diving whales. We intend to use this data logger to measure muscle O2 saturation and determine how blood flow to muscle is altered during diving. These data will be important to determine if muscle blood flow is reduced during diving, and important to estimate how the dive response affects muscle N2 levels and the risk of decompression sickness DCS.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE