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1. Different in kind or species; diverse. Every sect of them hath a divers posture. (Bacon) Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds. (Deut. Xxii. 9)

2. Several; sundry; various; more than one, but not a great number; as, divers philosophers. Also used substantively or pronominally. Divers of Antonio's creditors. (Shak)

divers is now limited to the plural; as, divers ways (not divers way). Besides plurality it ordinarily implies variety of kind.

Origin: f. Divers, L. Diversus turned in different directions, different, p. P. Of divertere. See Divert, and cf. Diverse.

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Re: Mean corpuscular volume differences

Interesting Whithout the time to graph data, check taxonomy and make statistics my first gess is: 1) Deep divers such as dolphins, whales and seals have high MCV. This may well be related to the need to store oxigen when diving. However some kind of balance must exist between ...

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by marquitosgm
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Mean corpuscular volume differences
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Shallow Water Drowning

Shallow Water Drowning is (for the non scuba divers/snorklers among us) when you hyper-hyper ventilate before taking a deep breathe and submerging. What happens then is (this is the boring bit) that there is so little CO2 in your blood that your ...

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by Morlaf
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Shallow Water Drowning
Replies: 7
Views: 5979

Superhuman abilities

Sorry, lost my PM. I dropped it in the ocean. Got a divers' team looking for it right now.

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by TheVirus
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Superhuman abilities
Replies: 36
Views: 21828

Re: Important unknown nanotech within humans

... February 8, 2005: Geetha Angara, 43 —Expertise: She was a senior chemist with a doctorate from New York University. —Circumstance of Death: Divers found her body in a 35-foot-deep water treatment tank where she was doing water quality tests at the Passaic Valley Water Commission plant in ...

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by vincio
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Important unknown nanotech within humans
Replies: 32
Views: 175665

Re: Eyesight under water

... impaired underwater, but being able to perform task without a divemask would be highly dependent on the amount of solutes in the water. Navy divers are trained to perform task without mask, much is based on feel rather than sight. Certain waters are so murky you can't see your hand from 5 ...

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by MichaelXY
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Eyesight under water
Replies: 4
Views: 2724
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