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Re: sauropod lung collapse

On Mon, 9 Jan 2006, Jordan Mallon wrote:
I've heard it said time and again that large sauropods could not have
lived underwater because the pressure of the overlaying water column
would have crushed the lungs or at least prevented the animal from
inflating them.  Has this been tested and published anywhere?

Testing was not possible because of threats of legal action by the animal rights folks...

(sorry, couldn't resist)