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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.
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From: Richard W. Travsky <email@example.com>
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).