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Author's Note

I've never lived on the coast and haven't spent a lot of time in the ocean, so I've always been fascinated by "the bends" and other kinds of pressure-related injuries. You don't really think of your body too often as a closed system, but when you start to learn the ways pressure can act on your mechanics, it opens up a whole new way to consider the precision and complexity of the engineering you use to get around all the time -- not just in the water, but every day.

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