This webpage is a scientific database where you will find official records of dive depth and duration for most diving species of vertebrates. This project was initiated to answer the questions regularly asked by school teachers, educators, journalists, scientists: "How deep can animals dive?". Such information is compiled here, using references from scientific articles from peer-reviewed journals, ensuring that these values are the most reliable and current estimates.

Latest additions

Common eider | BIRMINGHAM (1999)

Added on : 2015-11-19 15:36:00 | Consult

Grey Seal | SABLE ISLAND (1997)

Added on : 2015-11-19 14:42:00 | Consult

Grey Seal | SABLE ISLAND (1997)

Added on : 2015-11-19 14:38:00 | Consult

Leatherback turtle | DINGLE PENINSULA (2006)

Added on : 2014-12-05 00:00:00 | Consult

Humpback Whale | WILHELMINA BAY (2010)

Added on : 2012-08-27 14:00:00 | Consult

To submit data please contact us via the website. These data must have been accepted in peer-reviewed journals, official reports of conference proceedings.

How to cite the Data Base?

Please cite preferentially the work of the researchers who originally published the results, or cite the entire web page as

"Ropert-Coudert Y, Kato A (2012) The Penguiness book. World Wide Web electronic publication (http://penguinessbook.scarmarbin.be/), version 2.0, March 2012."

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