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Lizard can stay underwater for 16 minutes

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Still Waters

A Costa-Rican lizard species may have evolved scuba-diving qualities allowing it to stay underwater for 16 minutes, according to faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Lindsey Swierk, assistant research professor of biological sciences, documented that the water anole (Anolis aquaticus) is able to breathe under water for long periods of time to escape from predators. It appears that the species may have formed an underwater respiration system consisting of a recycled air bubble that clings to the anole's head.

https://phys.org/news/2019-03-scuba-diving-lizard-underwater-minutes.html

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sci-nerd

This reminds me of a joke an old friend of mine used to make:

What is the most lethal plant in the world for humans?

The waterlily! If you stay under it for more than 5 minutes, you will die!

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acute

Lizards can stay underwater indefinitely!  They won't come up again though. ;)

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Katniss

I think they see the alligators and crocodiles do it and so they think they can do it. (j/k) :lol: Copycats!

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