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Re: the supracoracoideus system and bird flight




On Wed, 1 Nov 1995, Stan Friesen wrote:
> From: Robert.J.Meyerson@uwrf.edu (Rob Meyerson)
>  > >Also, "inland" need only have been a couple of miles, or perhaps
>  > >a few tens of miles.  These islands were at most a few hundred
>  > >miles across.
>  > 
>  > I would suggest that it couldn't have travelled far, simply due to
>  > it's small size.  It would've been easy for any number of predators
>  > to pluck it from this hypothetical river.
> 
> Watch a carcass in a river sometime.  Nobody much tries to grab it.
> it is usually only when it gets "beached" that it becomes attractive.
There are other critters - crustaceans for example - that like
carcasses in water. Slower process perhaps...

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