Thursday, February 22, 2024

Erik Seedhouse

The Descent of Penguin

We've seen them march. Dr. Seedhouse explains how they also dive. All they need now is an agent !

Ingenious solutions employed by free-diving penguins

Penguins are world-class free-divers capable of diving to depths exceeding 50m. Dr. Erik Seedhouse explains why

Aerobic Capacities of Freediving Mammals

Diving mammals do not have larger lung volume to body size ratios than terrestrial mammals - Dr. Erik Seedhouse explains why

The Spleen in the Spotlight

Researcher and regular contributor Dr. Erik Seedhouse explains the role of the spleen in freediving

Risks of Ascent – An Update

Erik has had many questions asking how his original article applies to freediving - here is clarification on the original piece.

The Risks Of Ascent

Contributing writer Erik Seedhouse discusses the mechanisms of barotrauma, embolism, and pneumothorax in freediving

Unraveling the Mammalian Dive Reflex (Part II)

Resident Freediving Medical expert Erik continues his look at the Mammalian Dive Reflex. In this article he takes a look at Blood Shift and other factors

Unraveling the mammalian diving reflex (Part I)

Erik takes a closer look at the reasons why Freedivers experience a lowering of the heart rate, also known as the Mammalian Dive Reflex

Take a Deep Breath (Part II)

Erik tries to make the technical not so technical with an examination of the adaptations to freediving, compliant chest-walls, ??armored airways???, and the ???energetics??? of deep breath-hold diving.

Take a Deep Breath

What actually occurs physiologically as a freediver goes deeper? Canadian Researcher Erik Seedhouse tries to make the technical not so technical on this topic.