Secrets of the world’s extreme divers

For emperor penguins and other animals,
being able to hold their breath the longest could be in the blood

By Roberta Kwok, 20:47 PM April 24, 2011


Diving Penguin



This article was originally published on February 24, 2011.


Near the edge of Antarctica live some of the world’s best divers. They are black and white and zip through the ocean like bullets. They can stay underwater for more than 20 minutes without surfacing for air.


Emperor penguins are among the animals living in the Antarctic and elsewhere that are extreme divers. Some of these animals can hold their breath even longer, and continue to perform strenuous work even after the oxygen levels...

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