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forwarded from the BATLINE mailing list re: our recent conversations
about pterosaur take-offs from water.  
Bats can and will apparently go for a dip in the sea.  And recover
flight somehow from it.

-Betty

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Subject: BATLINE: Sea Dipping bats
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 09:36:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: Thomas Truxtun Gordon <trux1964@life.bio.sunysb.edu>
Reply-To: batline@lads.com
To: batline@lads.com

Pteropus conspicillatus, the Spectecled FF have been reported to sea dip
around Papua New Guinea (sometime to be snapped up by Croc.s, so I have
been told).

Tom Gordon

On Fri, 22 Oct 1999, William Trewhella wrote:
> Whilst on the subject of dipping in water, Pteropus seychellensis 
> comorensis (the less cute of the two pteropus bats found in the 
> Comores) is reported to dip into the sea in a similar way.  All sorts 
> of reasons are suggested - including of course fishing! - do any 
> other bats sea-dip?
> 
> Will
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