Bar-Headed Geese

This podcast discusses the wonders of bar-headed geese, a species that migrates twice a year across the highest mountain range in the world – the Himalayas – flying at altitudes of up to 9,000 metres.

This podcast discusses the wonders of bar-headed geese, a species that migrates twice a year across the highest mountain range in the world – the Himalayas – flying at altitudes of up to 9,000 metres. When humans go up to this kind of altitude we can barely function. So what physiological mechanisms allow for the bar-headed goose to achieve this impressive feat?

  • Lucy Hawkes, Bangor University
  • Bill Milsom, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Graham Scott, University of St. Andrews

Cardiac & Respiratory Physiology Themed Meeting - Coping with hypoxaemia: strategies and solutions

All these podcasts were recorded on Thursday 2 September 2010 in Birmingham.

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