In our last post, you were a beetle with a breathing problem. In this one, you’re underwater. And because you’re in the water, you’ve got what looks like an unsurmountable, frightening, oh-my-god-I’m-going-to-die predicament.
Most animals not only don’t breathe like we do, they do it so differently, we still haven’t quite figured out what they’re doing. What we do know is the way these creatures take in air and get their oxygen is nothing short of astonishing. So that’s our topic: mysterious breathers.