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Re: Wading Sauropods



For fun and for thought-food, here're pics of swimming elephants:

http://www.jigsawjungle.com/code/ravens/elephnt.htm

and

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/reallywild/wildfile/picpops/ a_elephant2.shtml


- Neal

http://www.nealromanek.com



On Jan 11, 2006, at 11:05 AM, T. Michael Keesey wrote:

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.) -- Mike Keesey The Dinosauricon: http://dino.lm.com Parry & Carney: http://parryandcarney.com