[Tweeters] Why do gulls float so high on the water?
lpatters at ix.netcom.com
Wed Nov 3 09:38:08 PDT 2010
Isn't this most likely a case of duck bodies being more dense than
gull bodies. Bone structure probably has something to do with that.
Ducks also seem to need to do a lot of flapping to stay in the air,
but that also is a function of wing area and shape.
On Nov 2, 2010, at 9:40 PM, Rob Sandelin wrote:
> The birding watching question of the day from my class was why do
> gulls float so high on the water compared to ducks? Do they have
> superior waterproofing?
> Rob Sandelin
> Naturalist, Writer and Teacher
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