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Table 1.

Aerobic dive limit, whole body oxygen consumption, and muscle oxygen consumption for varying multiples of muscular metabolic rate at a reduced [Mb]of 5 mg g–1 in a postabsorptive state

Myoglobin O2 consumed by muscle during dive
MO2Whole body O2(ml O2 min kg-1)ADL (min)ml%
1.8 28.0 221 21 
2.3 20.0 353 33 
2.8 17.3 644 61 
3.4 13.0 407 39 
3.9 11.0 1026 97 
4.4 10.7 687 65 
4.9 9.1 575 54 
5.4 8.1 1008 95 
5.9 6.7 1030 98 
10 6.4 5.6 1013 96 
11 6.9 4.4 960 91 
12 7.3 3.6 1001 95 
13 7.8 2.7 974 92 
14 8.3 2.1 984 93 
15 8.8 1.6 964 91 
16 9.3 1.3 1020 97 
Myoglobin O2 consumed by muscle during dive
MO2Whole body O2(ml O2 min kg-1)ADL (min)ml%
1.8 28.0 221 21 
2.3 20.0 353 33 
2.8 17.3 644 61 
3.4 13.0 407 39 
3.9 11.0 1026 97 
4.4 10.7 687 65 
4.9 9.1 575 54 
5.4 8.1 1008 95 
5.9 6.7 1030 98 
10 6.4 5.6 1013 96 
11 6.9 4.4 960 91 
12 7.3 3.6 1001 95 
13 7.8 2.7 974 92 
14 8.3 2.1 984 93 
15 8.8 1.6 964 91 
16 9.3 1.3 1020 97 

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