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Re: NY times article

At 02:11 PM 12/3/97 -0500, Edward.Seidl@astramerck.com wrote:
>1.  Don't other animals (like Alligators) use their tails 
>defensively?  What are the reasons paleontologist reject defensive 
>use of tails by sauropods?

At a guess: a sauropod tail is *far* less robust than an alligator's.
'Gators have great honking *big* tails.
>2.  Isn't there a type of crustacean (a shrimp I think) that snaps it 
>claw and disables nearby fish with the sound or shock
>wave?  Can anybody elaborate on this?
Don't know what it uses the napping for, but I know there is such a beast,
as I have heard it.  They sound like a mess of fire crackers going off.

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