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Re: Cormorants, anhingas & soaked feathers

On Tue, 3 May 2005, Brian Lauret wrote:
> [...]
> So I wonder, what could be the use of getting soaked to the skin and having 
> to dry up, what makes it such a succesful strategy and why could it have 
> evolved in the first place (or: why didn't waterproof plumage evolve in 
> cormorants and anhingas?

Which came first, the diving or the waterproofing?