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Why can’t you drown a fish?

Asked: mich.poirier, Last Updated:

Most fish breathe when water moves across their gills. But if the gills are damaged or water cannot move across them, the fish can suffocate. They don't technically drown, because they don't inhale the water, but they do die from a lack of oxygen.

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