Subject: Killer whale

Richard Gordon (richard@zebra.us.udel.edu)
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 08:33:53 -0400 (EDT)

He found the answer I think at an australian site.  Thanks again!
("Transients under water for 5-15 minutes at a time....."Residents" under
water for 4 minutes or less at a time....)

On Wed, 22 Apr 1998, Cara M. Gubbins wrote:

> Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 17:07:16 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "Cara M. Gubbins" <cara@scs.unr.edu>
> To: richard@udel.edu
> Cc: ask@whale.wheelock.edu
> Subject: Killer whale breathing/holding breathe
> 
> 
> Richard,
> Orcas generally breathe a few times per minute but can hold their breathe
> for several minutes at a time if the need arises.
> Cara
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, 19 Apr 1998, Richard Gordon wrote:
> 
> > Thanks for writing Zach back.  He had just gone to bed, so I got him back
> > up to read your note. He was thrilled.  Any pointers as to where I could
> > send him to answer the last of his questions--the one about how long an
> > orca can stay under water?  He has been working hard on his project. He's
> > logged about 4 hours on the web plus an hour in the library looking for
> > information. It's been interesting watching him hunt....
> > 
> > Thanks again!
> > 
> > Best,
> > Richard
> > 
> > Richard Gordon                                      richard@udel.edu
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Richard Gordon                                      richard@udel.edu
Information Resource Consultant IV
IT User Services, University of Delaware       phone: (302) 831-1717
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