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RE: NY times article



This works mainly because water is a lot denser than air.

Noise from a sauropod tail could frighten a predator, or maybe blow it
eardrums out, but it is not going to bowl them over the way the pistol
shrimp does.

Nathan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Sinder [SMTP:alan@nichimen.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 12:54 PM
> To:   dinosaur@usc.edu
> Cc:   Edward.Seidl@astramerck.com
> Subject:      Re: NY times article
> 
> Edward.Seidl@astramerck.com wrote:
> 
> > 2.  Isn't there a type of crustacean (a shrimp I think) that snaps it
> claw and disables nearby
> >     fish with the sound or shockwave?  Can anybody elaborate on this?
> 
> Ed:
> 
>       The shrimp is called the "Pistol Shrimp."