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Swimming Brachiosaurs (was Re: Berlin Brachiosaurus)



I am intensely skeptical of the 'capsizing' hypothesis, so I guess I'll have to 
read the paper. Could some one post a ref for the 
'Brachiosaurs-wouldn't-capsize' research, so I can check it out on my next trip 
to the library? Doesn't seem to come up on Google.
 
I anticipate that someone will soon publish a computer model that proves 
sauropods could generate enough methane to achieve liftoff, like the 
ass-blasters in 'Tremors'. 

Don

----- Original Message ----
From: Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au>
To: DML <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2007 7:36:51 PM
Subject: Re: Berlin Brachiosaurus

don ohmes wrote:
> 
> Are there any extant quads that are unable to swim? Armadillos have a rep 
> locally as sinkers, but other than that nothing comes to mind. Which doesn't 
> mean much, so I ask...
> 

I've never seen a chimp in water they couldn't wade through, and I've
heard that the only thing that keeps chimps and bonobos from
interbreeding is a river between them.

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