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Like a tree, growth rings show a lobster age

Like a tree, growth rings show a lobster age

Scientists have discovered that they can now determine the age of a lobster by counting hidden internal rings, just like a tree.

Before this discover, a lobster’s age was predominantly measure by its size and other variables.

Knowing a lobster’s age will assist scientists in better understanding the population, and ensure sustainability.

Source:  Businessweek.com, 30.11.12

 

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