Alligators Eat Rocks to Increase Time Underwater

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Alligators fill their bellies with small rocks as a way to stay underwater for longer periods of time, according to a recent study in the journal Integrative Organismal Biology. Ingesting stones equal to just 2.5 percent of the alligators’ body weight increased the animals’ dive time by an average of 88 percent, extending it up to 35 minutes, Science magazine reported.

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Original Title: Alligators Eat Rocks to Increase Time Underwater
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