Re: more on tautology

chris brochu (
19 Nov 1995 20:35:33 GMT

In article <> Paul Crowley, writes:
>The Red Sea is croc-free. Crocodiles need turgid water, which comes
>from rivers, estuaries or swamps. The Red Sea has none of these.
>I've posted this many times.

You can post it all you want - it will still be incorrect.

I have personally seen crocodiles successfully hunt in clear water. They
DO NOT need turgid water. Sorry.

Crocs are rare (though not entirely absent) from the Red Sea today, but
they are ubiquitous in Plio-Pleistocene deposits in the region, including
the Arabian peninsula. Their rarity in the Red Sea appears to be a
recent phenomenon.