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Aussie Crocodiles Pound Treadmill for Scientific Study
The Reptile Report - TOWNSVILLE, Australia – Saltwater crocodiles in Australia are being put through their paces on human treadmills in an experiment examining exactly how the reptiles breathe.
The international research project, led by James Cook University (JCU), shed new light on the muscles crocodiles use to inflate their lungs. Scientists now believe they breathe using a movement similar to humans.
The results may also leave scientists rethinking the way dinosaurs breathed millions of years ago. Crocodile and alligator respiration is unique among other reptiles.