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Re: Polar sauropods

> From: William Hinchman <bsaurus@bellatlantic.net>
> To: Dino List Server <Dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Subject: Re: Polar sauropods
> Date: Sunday, December 06, 1998 5:01 PM
> I was under the impression (perhaps mistakenly) that sauropod defense is
> thought to be based on size, and perhaps on group behaviour (juveniles
> surrounded by the larger adults).  If the juveniles were left behind,
> what defense might they put up against predation?  Assuming of course
> that one year's growth did not produce a giant animal.
> Bill Hinchman

While we're in the realm of speculation , It could be that several adult
females stayed behind with the hatchlings to nuture and protect them .
Assuming that sauropods were un-insulated , that they were indeed left
behind in a warmer environment and were even capable of such parenting
behavior . My $.02 worth ;-)
Regards , 
Truett Garner