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Old 2009-04-01, 16:04   Link #2690
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Originally Posted by Kakashi View Post
The effect of gravity is lessened in water, mainly due to buoyancy. Gravity applies the same force to us in water as in air; the difference in the perceived force is because gravity is also pulling on the water as well. That's why aquatic animals tend to be far bigger than land animals, water supports the extra weight. For example, blue whales can weigh up to 160 tonnes, while the biggest sauropod weighed around 90 tonnes.
I'm not too sure if buoyancy would have much effect at all. I think the effect would be significantly slowed down because water has a much higher resistance than air providing the force to overcome the initial velocity you had very quickly.
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