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Re: They're more efficient
Date: 2/20/20 3:22 pm
In Response To: They're more efficient (scarab)

: The one way airflow through the parabronchi let's them extract more oxygen
: from the air. They can perform intense exercise in low air pressure where
: most mammals (except bats) would fall unconscious.

: The bar-headed goose can fly from sea level to thousands of feet above
: Everest and over to the other side in a single day.

That is an awesome depiction of the mechanics of bird lungs. That makes the engineering so much easier to understand (imo, as a bird layperson ;P)

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Totally mad scientist paper on PLOS onescarab2/15/20 11:43 pm
     scientistsdavidfuchs2/16/20 6:43 pm
           Oh I think they shouldscarab2/16/20 6:43 pm
     Re: Totally mad scientist paper on PLOS oneJoe Duplessie (SNIPE 316)2/16/20 3:08 pm
           They're more efficientscarab2/19/20 1:56 pm
                 Re: They're more efficientthebruce02/20/20 3:22 pm
                       Re: They're more efficientscarab2/20/20 3:22 pm

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