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Re: sauropod lung collapse



In a message dated 1/9/2006 11:10:20 AM Eastern Standard Time,  
jordan.mallon@gmail.com writes:

<< 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?  >>

In Adrian Desmond's _The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs_  there's a discussion of 
Kenneth Kermack's work in this area in the 1950's  (p.127-128). DV