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Re: Blood flow in Sauropods



>Why? (The only reason I can think of is to drink - and many animals
>make do without that if their food contains enough moisture).
>[Actually, I suspect that sauropods *did* drink, but one needs to be
>careful about assuming "requirements" that may not be real].

Elephants regularly dig up and eat mineral-rich earth.  Also, some food
items (eg fallen fruits) may be on the ground.  (Of course there was no such
thing as fruit during most of the sauropod era).

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