Suitability of glycerin-preserved otoliths for age validation using bomb radiocarbon

TitleSuitability of glycerin-preserved otoliths for age validation using bomb radiocarbon
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsCampana, SE, Stanley, RD, Wischniowski, S
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume63
Issue4
Pagination848-854
Date PublishedOct
ISSN0022-1112
Accession NumberWOS:000186047000002
Abstract

The effect of glycerin storage on the bomb radiocarbon content of otoliths was determined experimentally. Storage in either pre- or post-bomb glycerin had no detectable effect on the bomb radiocarbon content of either pre- or post-bomb otoliths. Therefore bomb-dated age validation studies need not be restricted to freshly-collected samples or dry otoliths, implying that the large numbers of glycerin-archived otoliths around the world are suitable for age validation studies using bomb radiocarbon. (C) 2003 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

DOI10.1046/j.1095-8649.2003.00174.x