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A Bajau diver hunts fish underwater using a traditional spear.
A Bajau diver hunts fish underwater using a traditional spear.

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Why Bajau divers can hold their breath for minutes

The free-diving Bajau people of Southeast Asia, or "sea nomads," can hold their breath for minutes at a time -- possibly due to their unusually large spleens.

Why Bajau divers can hold their breath for minutes

The free-diving Bajau people of Southeast Asia, or "sea nomads," can hold their breath for minutes at a time -- possibly due to their unusually large spleens.