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To: SunkenCiv

You left out a nice one.

Crocodiles found in the Sahara and adapted to the Desert.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/06/0617_020618_croc.html?fs=travel.nationalgeographic.com

‘The desert crocodiles have adapted to the changing environment in northern Africa; 8,000 to 10,000 years ago, what is now desert was probably lush savannah and grasslands. Today the Sahara is hot and arid, the land sandy, rainfall minimal, and vegetation sparse.

“The extension of range almost certainly reflects climatic changes,” said Ross. “We know that even in Roman times, the Sahara was much wetter and greener than it is now. As these places slowly dried up, remnant populations became isolated from the other crocodiles on the continent. How these populations adapted to the changing conditions is most interesting.” ‘


25 posted on 09/15/2008 10:14:56 PM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: BGHater

:’) I remember a nice NatGeo shot of crocs living in a spring-fed waterhole down in some crevasse in the Sahara. I had to wonder, what do they eat? :’) One of the linked topics up there had a short discussion of it, but (uh-oh) I can’t remember which one, I went through all of them in a hurry. :’)


26 posted on 09/15/2008 10:34:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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