[News]: What’s 30 Feet Long with Eight Legs, a Big Beak, and a Life of ... - The San

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    Interesting that the video has Arkhipkin (president of CIAC, I guess) saying age determination by counting rings on the statolith gives much younger estimates for Architeuthis than some sort of radiocarbon trick.
     
  3. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Counting rings on the eye lens, and increments on the gladius also give very different age estimates. Basically no technique has been validated for cold water/deep-sea species of squid.

    ... maybe something interesting will happen in the austral summer of 2009.:wink:
     
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    *drum roll*
     

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