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Re: Dead ichthyosaurs did not explode!

> Our data and a review of the literature
> demonstrate that carcasses sink

Not surprising. When I dive with not enough air in my lungs, I sink, too. For a 
carcass to float would require either a lot of fat or a way to keep the 
nostrils (and mouth as the case may be) closed after death -- or plenty of 
putrefaction gases in the coelom or so, and those couldn't build up before the 
carcass sinks.