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Re: Selective Extinction
> From: Peter Von Sholly <email@example.com>
> To:; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Selective Extinction
> Date: Monday, October 27, 1997 1:19 PM
> Yes, pterosaurs perished (somewhere along the way anyhow). Maybe they
> weren't as adept at flying as birds. And as somebody said, "what about
> mosasaurs and sharks?" (as in how did my question explain their
> extinctions) I must confess that I thought sharks survived! You learn
> something new all the time. I suppose a big impact (with intense heat)
> would have tremendous effects on the oceans- especially if it hit in the
> water. Maybe the surface water got super hot, devastating air breathing
> aquatics, maybe gigundous waves caused havoc- yet as I thought I said,
> question did not pretend to answer the global extinction question. I
> dinosaurs were on the wane- I am aware of gradualist ideas on the
> And it seems there may have been many impacts, perhaps over a long time.
> merely wondered if certain sized and heighted creatures were more
> vulnerable to a shock wave than creatures who could lie low, or soar
> In certain isolated scenarios, at least, it seems they may have been.
> > From: Bettyc <Bettyc@flyinggoat.com>
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: Selective Extinction
> > Date: Monday, October 27, 1997 10:56 AM
> > birds, of course, survived, whereas pterasauroids did not so if you can
> > perhaps explain why?
> > Wehn Mt. St. Helens went off, birds that flew away survived, but still
> > had to deal with the ash that covered everything afterwards to search
> > for food and water.
> > --
> > Betty Cunningham