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Re: mosasaur babies/no marine dinos
At 18:16 3-01-2002 +0100, you wrote:
>> If penguins are dependent on cold water currents, and cold water currents
>> reach the equator, the equator is not a barrier.
>Indeed not. But the end of the cold current is. This is what IMHO prevents
>them from getting farther north. Otherwise they would breed on Clipperton,
>wouldn't they? Are there any on the Isla de Cocos or on Malpelo (both near
>Galápagos, around 5°N)?
According to Tony D. Williams, The Penguins (Oxford University Press, 1995),
pg 260. Range: Endemic and restricted to Galapagos Is.; breeds on Fernandina
Is. and on North and West coats of Isabela Is. and may also breed in small
numbers on Bartholomew near Santiago Is.; juveniles and adult non-breeders
recorded occasionally on Santiago, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Rabiba, and
Floreana Is. One record on Pacific coast of Panama (possibly of a bird
released from a ship).
Hope it helps,