Octopus' age no longer a mystery - FIS.com (Registro)

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    Octopus' age no longer a mystery
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    [SIZE=-1]Researchers from Spain and Chile have succeeded in determining the age of common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) specimens captured off the coasts of Galicia and ...[/SIZE]
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  2. smalljerm

    smalljerm O. bimaculoides Registered

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    :sun: nice!
     
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    Well, interesting. It does not help the hobbiest age an octo but it was intresting to find there was still a vestige of a shell since I thought it was established otherwise.
     
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    spinycheek GPO Registered

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    That's cool! I also didn't realize they had a shell vestige.
     
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    marinebio_guy Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Researchers have been using this method for aging octopus for over 10 years. It's bases on the method for aging squid by their statolith. But not all octopus species have the vestigial shell.
     
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    That makes more sense (that some do and some don't) from other things that I have read. So now I don't know why this is news at all.
     
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    Maybe it's news because of the species? Or because they've pinned down exactly how accurate it is.
     

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