“The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt fish has finally been revealed – and it’s down to evolution…”
No! …not evolution but the remnants of our greater form in light of our current devolutionary course. We are a (collective) shell of what we used to be but, here and there, aspects of our former genetic heights manifest. Science is working feverishly to get us back to where we were in terms of our former mental and physical status; it is what the trans-humanist (formerly eugenics) movement is all about.
Click https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/19/mystery-of-sea-nomads-amazing-ability-to-freedive-is-solved for the rest of the article on the Bajau people and their freedive abilities.