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Re: Wading Sauropods



On 1/11/06, Phil Bigelow <bigelowp@juno.com> wrote:
> Considering that the brain of
> sauropods was small, its oxygen requirements was probably equally small,
> so a hiatus in breathing would impart no ill effects.

The animals with the *biggest* brains are also the deepest-diving
air-breathers (sperm whales). (That said, I'll wager that the
air-breathers which submerge for the longest periods are
small-brained.)
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Mike Keesey
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