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Re: Tyrannosaurus bites



On Wed, 11 Dec 1996, William E. Olewiler wrote:

> Scientific American for November has an "In Brief" item:
> 
>       Researchers at UCalBerkeley and Stanford cast a set of T. Rex
> dentures by pouring putty into a "punctured dinosaur pelvis." Then they
> measured the force necessary to sink these "dentures" into cow hipbones.
> Result: T. Rex could bite with a force of 3000 pounds. Only the alligator
> among today's predators has a similar bite.

I believe measurements made at the Lerner Lab in Bimini showed that sharks
can nbite with equal force. IMHO

Ray McAllister, Prof (Emeritus) Ocean Eng., FAU, Boca Raton, FL 33064
Diving Dinosaur, Geologist/Oceanographer/Ocean Engineer, 44 years SCUBA
mcallist@gate.net (954) 426-0808, Author Diving Locations, Boynton/Dania