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A swimming theropod Nathan E. Rogers

A swimming theropod Nathan E. Rogers

1 posted on 04/12/2013 4:05:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

glad I know that


3 posted on 04/12/2013 4:16:49 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: SunkenCiv
tippy toes were touching bottom.

Makes sense ... Thanks SunkenCiv. Also explains some fossilization recovered.

4 posted on 04/12/2013 4:28:14 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hard to out “doggy-paddle” a tsunami.


6 posted on 04/12/2013 5:03:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I will display my abject stupidity --

I'm a theropod, I'm in water up to my neck (per the picture) and I'm swimming along, my feet occasionally making contact with the bottom of the river, leaving some footprints for posterity.

Can someone please explain to me the mechanism whereby the footprints stay in the mud, the river eventually ceases to flow, the water that was the river evaporates (how long does that take?)-- throughout all of this, the mud still hangs on to the precious imprint of my footprints -- then, the mud bakes in the sunlight and eventually becomes rock, and millions of years later people look at the rock and say "Aha! This was once mud, about 8 ft underwater, and a theropod stepped on it and left a footprint!"

I've been in rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds. I have stepped in mud. I have left footprints. They last less than a minute. Not a single one of my footprints in an underwater environment has yet become a fossil. What am I doing wrong?

7 posted on 04/12/2013 5:29:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Neat !


9 posted on 04/12/2013 6:45:46 AM PDT by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: SunkenCiv
Would the head really be up like a periscope or cleaving the water like darned near every other swimming animal?

Beaver:

Dog:

Elephant:

Lizard:

Horse:

Alligator:

11 posted on 04/12/2013 7:47:40 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them. Gun confiscation enables tyranny.)
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To: SunkenCiv
A swimming theropod Nathan E. Rogers.

How did they ever learn the theropod's name?

14 posted on 04/12/2013 9:05:59 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: SunkenCiv

There is film of Komodo dragons swimming in the sea between islands.

Also film with elephants, bears and snakes swimming. If it has lungs to fill with air, it can swim.

Can anyone think of a mammal or reptile that CAN’T swim—at least for short distances.


17 posted on 04/14/2013 6:20:50 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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