Re: Body Hair Loss in Aquatic Mammals
14 Oct 1995 13:53:02 GMT

Paul Crowley <> wrote:

>I'm an especially hairy person. It takes me ages to get dry after a
>swim - much longer than most people. They're fully dressed and waiting
>to go but I don't want to put my shirt because I'm still damp. If I
>spent my life going in and out of the water, searching for shellfish,
>this aspect of my anatomy would be significant handicap. I'd be much
>more likely to suffer exhaustion or catch a chill.


Another point is that aquatic animals that have not lost their hair
usually have lots of sebacious glands to waterproof their fur and skin.
What explanations do non-AATers have for the large numbers of sebaceous
glands on the back, shoulders, neck and face of humans?

James Borrett.