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Re: Sauropod necks????

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From: "Phil Bigelow" <bigelowp@juno.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2005 3:09 PM

Another avenue of study would involve the analysis of isotopic ratios in
sauropod bones.  if the isotopic ratios of nitrogen and carbon in mollusk
meat are different from the ratios found in terrestrial protein sources,
then it may provide some clues.  That is, assuming the above assumption
is true. (a comparative study of the isotopic ratios in sea otter bones
vs. ursid bones would be useful).

Wouldn't this require that proteins would still be preserved?