Henri Ronkko wrote-
I'd like to know more about the aerobit capacity of crocodiles and alligators.
How exceedingly convenient this months Natural History has a story on just that. Apparently, Colleen Farmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and David Carrier (email@example.com) of the University of Utah are studying this subject. Here are their most recent papers-
Carrier, D.R. & C.G. Farmer. 2000. The integration of ventilation and locomotion in archosaurs. American Zoologist 40:87-100.
Carrier, D.R. & C.G. Farmer. 2000. The evolution of pelvic aspiration in archosaurs. Paleobiology 26: 271-293.
Farmer, C.G., & Carrier, D.R. 2000. Pelvic aspiration in the American alligator (Alligator mississipiensis). Journal of Experimental Biology. 203:11.
In fact, you can read this paper online here- http://usa.biologists.com/JEB/203/11/jeb2069.html .