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Published Jul 25 2019

Even if you aren't a huge Aquaman fan, most people still know that he's a superhero that is capable of surviving and fighting crime both on land and underwater. So the question of whether or not it's possible for Aquaman to drown might seem like it has a pretty obvious answer, right? Well Kyle dives in to find out if there's more to this not so simple idea in this week's Because Science!


Learn More: GAS EXCHANGE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_exchange#Diffusion_and_surface_area
FISH GILLS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_gill#Breathing_without_gills
MOLECULAR DIFFUSION: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_diffusion
WHY DO FISH DROWN: http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=4461
DROWNING FISH: https://books.google.com/books?id=qqKpMV3aP34C&pg=PA158&lpg=PA158&dq=Callichthyidae+%22drown%22&source=bl&ots=eDFOPEQdXs&sig=ACfU3U0ztqfitn0HiZ_-vwoCS3Ie8aZ2Ag&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwic6Lf815njAhUNX80KHQ7UBRcQ6AEwD3oECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22drown%22&f=false
HOW WE BREATHE: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2012.00146/full