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Offline DickW

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Spain’s CJ-3: a cave as beautiful as it is deadly
« on: January 04, 2017, 01:18:44 pm »
From El Pais

Scientists are investigating why this well-known chasm has suddenly run out of oxygen

http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/01/02/inenglish/1483355787_076581.html

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Re: Spain’s CJ-3: a cave as beautiful as it is deadly
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2017, 11:17:58 pm »
They seem to be muddling the effects of high carbon dioxide and low oxygen  levels  up. Rapid breathing is a symptom produced by high CO2 levels. However clearly the oxygen is being depleted as well but normally a low oxygen level just causes you to gradually black out without even realising you are being affected. I suspect this is  more the journalists reporting the situation rather than the scientists involved in the investigation.