Frequent question: Which penguin can dive the deepest?

Whats the deepest a penguin can dive?

Both species can dive to great depths–greater than 457 meters (1,500 feet) for the emperor penguin–and almost 1,524 meters (5,000 feet or nearly a mile!) for the elephant seal.

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.

What sea creature can go the deepest?

In the lead are Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris) that can dive from the ocean’s surface down to 2,992m (9,816ft) thanks to adaptations that help them conserve oxygen and survive extreme pressure .

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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