Skip to content


Sea Turtles Aged Using Carbon From Nuclear Bomb Tests via IFL Science

Determining the age of sea turtles is notoriously difficult. The size of the creatures cannot be used as a measure, and the lack of teeth rules out another potential marker. Estimates vary on the age the marine reptiles can reach, with many experts suspecting that they can probably get to around 100 years old. But researchers have now demonstrated that the age of sea turtles, and even the time at which they reach sexual maturity, can be calculated by looking at the carbon signatures found in their shells, the result of the nuclear bomb tests carried out at the height of the Cold War. Their results are published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

By looking at the scutes – or bony external plates – of dead Hawaiian hawksbill sea turtles, the researchers were able to count the growth lines within them (a little like counting tree rings). They were then able to calculate that the hawksbill turtles formed on average eight lines per year, allowing them to figure out the turtles’ growth rates. In addition to this, they also worked out that the turtles reached sexual maturity at an astonishing 29 years of age, which goes some way to explain why the Hawaiian population of these reptiles has been so slow at recovery after being decimated for their desirable shell.[…]

Read more.

Posted in *English.

Tagged with , , .


41 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

  1. Floating iPhone Case says

    Nice article ! Floating iPhone Case

  2. 파워볼 says

    The feeling of protecting animals and caring for them is very good. I also like animals, and thank you for sharing your blog with such good articles.

  3. Organizado says

    Great article, well organized subject…

    https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs

  4. 파워볼 says

    Thanks for the information about modern technology. These days, digital technology is constantly evolving and changing indefinitely. I am happy to be able to see and learn digital technology in this way.

  5. egybest says

    iegybest

  6. 토트넘 무라 손흥민 중계 토트넘 경기 일정 says

    토트넘 무라 손흥민 중계 토트넘 경기 일정 컨퍼런스 리그 생중계 하이라이트 스포티비 중계링크 중계좌표 중계사이트 2021년 11월 26일 새벽 2시 45분 | 곧 경기 시작 11/26(금) 02:45 오늘 토트넘 무라 라인업 | 토트넘 무라전 선발 중계 분석 잠시후 경기링크 중계좌표 중계사이트 경기보는 곳

  7. 동행복권 파워볼 says

    It is surprising that there are some that have survived in such an abyss. Again, the power of life seems to be great. Still, something is really sad.

  8. youm11231 says

    동행복권 파워볼 결과

  9. youm11231 says

    메이저사이트 We promise to provide only useful and definite information and games.

  10. youm11231 says

    메이저사이트 I want to provide you with a happy game. Please trust us.

  11. youm11231 says

    메이저사이트 You don’t have to go to many places. Please come here.

  12. youm11231 says

    사설토토
    What game are you looking for?Here is a game they want you.

  13. youm11231 says

    파워볼사이트 추천 I’ll reveal the information for a clear profit. Please visit.

Continuing the Discussion

  1. URL linked to this post on 2021/02/21

    … [Trackback]

    […] There you will find 7129 more Infos: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  2. Small business health insurance linked to this post on 2021/03/10

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  3. rv garage homes for sale linked to this post on 2021/03/13

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  4. RIMFIRE REVOLVERS linked to this post on 2021/03/14

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  5. 먹튀검증 linked to this post on 2021/03/21

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More Info here on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  6. ks pod linked to this post on 2021/03/26

    … [Trackback]

    […] Here you can find 81269 additional Info to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  7. buy ecstasy 100mg online linked to this post on 2021/03/28

    … [Trackback]

    […] There you can find 48207 additional Info to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  8. 안전놀이터 linked to this post on 2021/03/31

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  9. dumps cc sites 2020 linked to this post on 2021/04/05

    … [Trackback]

    […] Information on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  10. akwam linked to this post on 2021/04/19

    … [Trackback]

    […] There you will find 86116 additional Information to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  11. used cars winnipeg linked to this post on 2021/04/20

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  12. Versus Market Link linked to this post on 2021/04/27

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  13. t-ibcbet99 linked to this post on 2021/04/30

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  14. world market link linked to this post on 2021/05/02

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More Info here on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  15. White House Market Darknet linked to this post on 2021/05/02

    … [Trackback]

    […] Information on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  16. Sea Turtles Aged Using Carbon From Nuclear Bomb Tests via IFL Science linked to this post on 2021/05/09

    Buy Shared Proxies

    I found a great…

  17. 60SecondTraffic Review linked to this post on 2021/05/14

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  18. W88casino linked to this post on 2021/05/21

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  19. acesse aqui linked to this post on 2021/06/10

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More here on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  20. sbobet linked to this post on 2021/06/25

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More Info here to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  21. microsoft exchange kiralık sunucu linked to this post on 2021/06/26

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  22. Server Teknik Servis linked to this post on 2021/07/02

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  23. 다시보기 사이트 추천 linked to this post on 2021/07/26

    … [Trackback]

    […] Read More to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  24. Gun Shops In USA linked to this post on 2021/08/21

    … [Trackback]

    […] Find More on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  25. helpful site linked to this post on 2021/10/04

    … [Trackback]

    […] Here you can find 7767 additional Info on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  26. vanguard cheats ps4 linked to this post on 2021/11/19

    … [Trackback]

    […] Information to that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]

  27. 뉴토끼 linked to this post on 2022/01/07

    … [Trackback]

    […] Here you will find 75716 more Info on that Topic: lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2016/01/08/sea-turtles-aged-using-carbon-from-nuclear-bomb-tests-via-ifl-science/ […]



Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.