Micro-computed Tomography: An Alternative Method For Shark Ageing

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Wiley-blackwell
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Journal Of Fish Biology, 2012, 80 (5), pp. 1292 - 1299
Issue Date:
2012-01
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Micro-computed tomography (microCT) produced 3D reconstructions of shark Carcharhinus brevipinna vertebrae that could be virtually sectioned along any desired plane, and upon which growth bands were readily visible. When compared to manual sectioning, it proved to be a valid and repeatable means of ageing and offers several distinct advantages over other ageing methods.
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