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seals hyperventilate

the journal of Michael Werneburg

twenty-seven years and one million words

Vancouver, 2002.08.27

Tonight, I learned something interesting. Seals hyperventilate before diving. And they breath through their noses while doing so. So, two things, really.

I learned this first-hand while wandering around the sea wall. It was well after Sundown, but there was enough ambient light to just make out the shape of a seal's head drifting through the water just about three or four meters off shore. Anyway, I could make out its breathing because there was almost no wind and very little wave action to make crashing sounds.

rand()m quote

Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money can not be eaten

—Cree prophecy for North America