Larger spleens may help ‘sea nomads’ stay underwater longer

DNA tests reveal the genetic underpinnings of this adaptation in the ethnic Bajau divers

Bajau diver spear fishing

DAY JOB A Bajau diver, spear in hand, fishes off the coast of Indonesia. Bajau divers spend 60 percent of their diving time completely underwater, comparable to sea otters.

Melissa Ilardo

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