Latest Naked Science Scrapbook

Hi all,

So here’s my latest scribbles for the Naked Science Scrapbook podcast – Why don’t whales get the bends when divers can?

It’s not as simple an answer as I thought it might be when I first looked into it. The beaked whales that have high levels of nitrogen in their systems have to be very careful about how and how often they surface, and are the whales most often found in mass beachings. Also the idea of the effect of popping the top of a can of coke happening inside your body is pretty gruesome.



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