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Re: Fern forests

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Betty Cunningham wrote:

> sea turtles manage to hide nests on perfectly featureless beaches.  Sure
> the nests get found frequently, but obviously enough survive detection
> that until recently, sea turtles were doing just fine.

The two peak times in turtle predation are at, or immediately after
laying, and at hatching.  This is because there is signal for predators to
cue on at these times.  If dinos attended nest this would increase the
signal period many fold.  Thus they are not analogous in respect of
concealment to sea turtles.