Services and information
Otolith definition, how to remove otoliths and determine age.
Project explanation, materials and steps for biological sampling, age determination and data analysis.
Working and volunteering at the Otolith Research Laboratory, Dalhousie scholarship.
Scientific information on topics relating to otoliths and ageing methods.
Prepare, examine and analyze otoliths for use in the study of many types of fish.
Phone and fax numbers, mail and email address for the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Nova Scotia.
An overview of otoliths, growth rings and what we can learn from them.
What we’re working on in our laboratory and in collaboration with other scientists.
Some of the most promising areas in otolith research.
Additional information on fish ageing.
What we are doing
- Otolith microstructure examination and analysis.
- Age determination without tears: statistical estimation of silver hake (Merluccius bilinearis) age composition on the basis of otolith weight and fish length.
- Stock composition of cod aggregations near the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in January 1996 based on an analysis of otolith elemental fingerprints.
- The stock identity of 4Vn cod based on an analysis of otolith elemental fingerprints.
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