Animal World


How does the breath-holding capability of a human compare with other mammals?

Mammal Average Time (minutes)
Human 1
Polar bear 1.5
Pearl diver (human) 2.5
Sea otter 5
Porpoise 6
Platypus 10
Muskrat 12
Hippopotamus 15
Seal 15–28
Sea cow 16
Beaver 20
Greenland whale 60
Sperm whale 90
Bottle-nosed whale 120


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