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Re: Antarctic Elasmosaur

In a message dated 3/1/02 10:37:48 AM Pacific Standard Time, fam.jansma@worldonline.nl writes:

<< So I don't think it is
unreasonable to think that at least the Plesiosaurs, who are the least
specialized forms of water-reptiles, would have been able to come to shore
to take their rest after for example feeding. >>

      Plesiosaurs could be hundreds, if not thousands of miles from shore. Once on a beach, they could only hope to "fly" through the sand as they could not reach forward with their front limbs as do turtles. They would just roto-till themselves to death IMHO. They were extremely specialized and we're still arguing about their locomotion, too. DV