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Re: flights of fancy (or "I'm brave, but I'm chicken****"
>Not completely true. We see over and over again that animals that are lower=
>on the food chain tend to produce a plethora of offspring. This is so
>some= of them will last long enough to reproduce (basically, the flood the=
>system). Invertebrates churn out vast quantities of planktonic larvae, as=
>do amphibians. This is actually a decent survival strategy: produce
>enough= young to satisfy the predators, then produce a bunch more to carry
>on the= species. Rather harsh, but it works.
...and supposedly the way hadrosaurs reproduced-in vast quantity.
Hardly lower on the food chain, however.