Underwater Mouse

Here's a picture I always enjoy: a mouse breathing "underwater," in a specially prepared solution. You can read about the experiment here.
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 22, 2009
     Category: Animals | Science | Experiments

Dumbfounded beat me to the Abyss comment, but that's OK. Are we sure the picture is not a Photoshoed dramatization. The mouse doesn't really look like he is submerged in a liquid to me. It doesn't look wet nor does its shape become distorted next to the glass like the fish up above it.
Posted by DownCrisis on 04/22/09 at 12:45 PM
Photoshopped, not Photoshoed. Sorry.
Posted by DownCrisis on 04/22/09 at 12:45 PM
I was not referring to the abyss, actually. Before the movie came out my brother took me to a naval research station where they showed us the equipment, including the apparatus they would have to hang people from. They explained how it was supposed to work, and why it was necessary for equalizing pressures. I was just a kid then, but I still thought it all looked pretty cool.
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 04/22/09 at 05:11 PM
But, in the end, the mouse dies. So what we're looking at isn't really "breathing under water" but just slowing down a lung-congested death. I don't think I'm a fan, sorry.
Posted by Ben the Cat on 04/22/09 at 07:52 PM
Do I get to choose whose bath water I get to breathe?
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 04/23/09 at 09:24 AM
Patty, I'm willing to try most anything once 😊
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 04/23/09 at 06:15 PM
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