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

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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.
 

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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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