Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gator's Lungs Help in Locomotion

Research shows that alligator's can effortlessly glide through the water because they shift the location of their lungs. Lungs act like flotation devices which a gator uses to steer just by moving them around. Surfacing means moving lungs forward; diving requires pushing lungs back; changing direction means moving them to one side or another.

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