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Further Investigations: Pressure

  1. Investigate how the human body feels pressure. Do our senses operate differently under the water compared to on land?
  2. Military and research submarines need to be engineered to withstand immense pressures. What are some design features and building materials used to construct deep-sea submarines?
  3. Use library and Internet resources to investigate the mammalian dive reflex.
    1. What is the mammalian dive reflex?
    2. How does this physiological reflex affect marine mammals?
    3. How does this reflex affect humans?

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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.