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Re: Lack of Running Giant Theropod Tracks



On 11/29/2010 8:52 AM, Heinrich Mallison wrote:
*sigh*
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1810024/pdf/15252977.pdf

quote: Multi-tonne sauropods are found to be extremely
buoyant and unstable in water

:)
Heinrich

What your point? I do not remember Henderson making any claim that a sauropod standing in mud or wading in water w/ a muddy bottom or even wading in water 2 m deep would tip over. "Swamp" does not = deep water.

Also, Henderson apparently assumed that the various air sacs were filled to max capacity. Changes the picture some when you assume that a creature that found itself a little unstable might naturally let a little air out...