A method for age determination of dolphins.

Hohn, Aleta A. (1980) A method for age determination of dolphins. University of Maryland Electron Microscope Central Facility Newsletter, 8, pp. 4-5.

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Abstract

The use of growth layers in teeth as an indicator of age in odnotocetes and pinnipeds was suggested by Laws (1954) and since then the method has been used extensively in both marine and non-marine mammals. Dentinal growth layers are groups (growth layer groups) of repetitive alternating bands which in cross-section are similar to growth rings in trees. The most commonly used methods for counting growth layer groups (GLGs) are by undecalcified longitudinal thin sections (150 um) or decalcified and stained thin sections (10-30 um). In longitudinal sections viewed with light microscopy, GLGs appear as opaque and translucent cones nestled one inside another, with the oldest dentine Iying adjacent to the enamel, and the newest layer borderinq the pulp cavity.

Item Type: Article
Title: A method for age determination of dolphins.
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Hohn, Aleta A.Aleta.Hohn@noaa.gov
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: University of Maryland Electron Microscope Central Facility Newsletter
Volume: 8
Page Range: pp. 4-5
Date: 1980
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 2446
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2009 18:48
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:03
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2446

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