Non-Ceph Article on New DNA Tech for Counting Species

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  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Practical Fishkeeping article, Scientists count 13,000 fish in one glass of water discusses new technique to use DNA to determine biomass and species of vertebrates. Non-boney fish and inverts are out of scope with the current technology but it is looks like a promising way to aid sampling and sustainability.
     
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    this was very interesting... being able to tell what "fish" is in a given body of water could or will open a new way of fishing
     
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    I think I've seen similar studies on other animals. I thought it was related to mussels... It's a little fuzzy at the moment. Either way, it is definitely a useful tool and should only get better!!

    Greg
     
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