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RE: natatory Geochelone
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> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2000 12:40 PM
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> Subject: natatory Geochelone
> Somebody has asked about whether giant tortoises can swim.
> they float like corks:
> "Giant tortoises are capable of oceanic crossings, riding the waves
> like an inflatable raft, head up, patient, enduring days or
> even weeks
> afloat." David Quammen, 1996, _The Song of the Dodo: Island
> Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, Scribner, pp. 121-23.
Indeed, if they didn't float, there wouldn't BE any Galapagos tortoises (or
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
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