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Old 02-12-2016, 09:40 PM   #1
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Biological 'clock' discovered in sea turtle shells

Radiocarbon dating of atomic bomb fallout found in sea turtle shells can be used to reliably estimate the ages, growth rates and reproductive maturity of sea turtle populations in the wild, according researchers. The newly tested technique provides scientists with a more accurate means of estimating turtle growth and maturity and may help shed new light on the status of endangered sea turtles populations worldwide.



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