Why can't we breathe underwater?



Key Facts In This Video

  1. Because of water's chemical composition, it can't be breathed by humans. 01:10

  2. Fish are more easily able to consume oxygen underwater because of their gills and cold-blooded nature. 02:06

Written by Curiosity Staff December 4, 2014

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