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Table 1.

Summarized data for all seals

VariableMean ±s.d.*
Mass at weighing 92.4±20.9 
Mass-specific metabolic rate (ml O2 kg−1min−1 
W-phase 3.466±1.102 
S-phase 2.751±1.002 
Mean REWL (g H2O min−1 
W-phase 0.075±0.013 
S-phase 0.044±0.006 
Mean MWP (g H2O min−1 
W-phase 0.155±0.030 
S-phase 0.121±0.016 
Mean water loss ratio (REWL/MWP)  
W-phase 0.492±0.093 
S-phase 0.372±0.070 
Mean water loss per breath (g)  
W-phase 0.013±0.003 
S-phase 0.015±0.004 
Mean apnea duration (min) 5.14±1.10 
Mean temperature (°C) 19.37±1.53 
Mean absolute humidity (g H2O m−39.040±0.801 
VariableMean ±s.d.*
Mass at weighing 92.4±20.9 
Mass-specific metabolic rate (ml O2 kg−1min−1 
W-phase 3.466±1.102 
S-phase 2.751±1.002 
Mean REWL (g H2O min−1 
W-phase 0.075±0.013 
S-phase 0.044±0.006 
Mean MWP (g H2O min−1 
W-phase 0.155±0.030 
S-phase 0.121±0.016 
Mean water loss ratio (REWL/MWP)  
W-phase 0.492±0.093 
S-phase 0.372±0.070 
Mean water loss per breath (g)  
W-phase 0.013±0.003 
S-phase 0.015±0.004 
Mean apnea duration (min) 5.14±1.10 
Mean temperature (°C) 19.37±1.53 
Mean absolute humidity (g H2O m−39.040±0.801 

REWL, respiratory evaporative water loss; MWP, metabolic water production.

*

Data presented are for 13 seals (5 male, 8 female). Values listed are mean± s.d. of the mean values for each of the individual seals.

No apneas exceeding 1 min.

Breathing intervals contained apneas of 1 min or more.

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