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Re: Diplodocus: Return to the Swamps????




>I've heard it said that all living mammals can swim. 

most primates are poor swimmers, hence the moats around monkey islands.



----- Original Message ----
From: Richard W. Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Wed, December 16, 2009 9:16:40 AM
Subject: RE: Diplodocus: Return to the Swamps????



On Mon, 14 Dec 2009, Dann Pigdon wrote:
> [...]
> I have a hard time imagining sauropods submerging themselves in *anything*. 
> Sucking breath through those long necks would have been hard enough at the 
> best of times. Having additional pressure around the lungs wouldn't have 
> improved things.

Out of curiousity I did some casual seaching for long necked giraffes in deep 
water. Didn't find any, and it seems they can't swim (so they'd probably
stay out of those situations).