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otoliths

Tiny calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear. See vestibular system.
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Thorrold 2001 Otoliths, increments, and elements: keys to a comprehensive understanding of fish populations?
The Earth's gravity is pulling down on every part of your body, including tiny crystals called otoliths attached to hairs in the inner ear.
Researchers used a technique called otolith microchemistry, which involved examining changes in chemical composition in the otoliths (small ear stones) along a "timeline" that represents a fish's life.
The labyrinth is a complex structure which, amongst other components, houses three earstones or otoliths which lie in three confluent compartments, the utriculus, the sacculus and the lagena.
Many structures have been used to estimate the age of fishes, including scales, otoliths, vertebrae, fin rays and spines, opercular bones, cleithra, urohyal bone, and hyomandibular bone.
For salmon migration, theres still a way to go: now that they have shown the approach has potential, in order to apply the approach, the team will need to create tools to explore the detailed data from otoliths using sound.
Sagitta otoliths were extracted, washed, dried and stored for further analysis.
18]O stable isotopes in otoliths of juvenile tainha (Mugil liza) as indicators of the stock structure of this species of mullet in the southern Atlantic Ocean.
The keys to Llopiz's research are tiny calcium carbonate stones, called otoliths, that grow from birth in fishes' heads.
Characteristics of annual rings on scales, otoliths, vertebrae, opercular bones and cleithra of two loaches, Misgurnus anguillicaudatus and Paramisgurnus dabryanus collected from Zhengzhou city, Henan Province, China, and the precision of age estimations from the five different structures of these two loaches were investigated in this study.
We recorded the presence of fish by identifying scales, otoliths, and pharyngeal teeth in the sample.
After ultrasonic cleaning, the otoliths were baked in an oven for 24 hour at 50C until a constant mass and weight to the nearest 0.