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Chronicles of The Oricle – aging fish

By: Natasha Rambaran

Have you ever wondered how to tell the age of a fish? Well, the third instalment in our Chronicles of The Oricle series answers that question. Former ORI scientist, Dr Anesh Govender, conducted research on this topic and successfully aged a range of species. In addition to other techniques, the otolith technique is still used today to determine the age of a fish! Please read more about the history of this technique in the article below.