How deep can an emperor penguin dive?

Can emperor penguins dive deeper than whales?

Whales hold the deep-diving record for air-breathers, but they do get the bends, too. Seals, which can dive even deeper than the emperors, avoid this condition because they deflate their lungs when they go down.

How deep do emperor penguins dive for food?

Emperor penguins feed on fish, krill and squid which they catch on dives that are longer and deeper than any other penguin or bird species. They can dive to a depth of 1,800 feet (550 meters) and hold their breath for up to 22 minutes.

What is the deepest diving bird?

The deepest underwater dive by a flying bird is 210 m (690 ft) by a Brünnich’s guillemot or thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia) with a maximum speed of descent of around 2 m (6 ft 6 in) a second. Auks in general are excellent swimmers and recent technology has made tracking the depth of their dives much easier.

How deep can seals dive?

Adult harbor seals can dive as deep as 1500 feet and stay underwater over 30 minutes! To do this, they rely on their amazing oxygen storage capabilities. Harbor seals have a grater volume of blood than other land mammals their size.

What kind of bird can dive to a depth of 500 Metres?

Answer: It is remarkable that emperor penguins foraging from Cape Washington (this study) and Coulman Island (Kooyman and Kooyman, 1995) dive to depths >400 m much more routinely than those diving in East Antarctica (Wienecke et al., 2007).

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