Here in Newfoundland otolith are commonly called "fish ear bones " and " sounders".
All the otoliths used in the making of my jewellery came from Atlantic Cod fish, fished in Conception Bay, Newfoundland Canada and eaten by my famiy.
These earring posts are nickel free and come with rubber backs. Please note that each otolith is very different from one another due to the natural variation of each fish. Even though otolith are called ear bones they are actually made of calcium carbonate. •
The otolith help the fish to balance and help with sound detection, much like the inner ear of mammals.
The otolith are sometimes used by scientists to help tell the age of a fish. They use the rings on the otolith similar to counting the rings on a tree stump.
DID YOU KNOW?? ● Each fish has a differently shaped otolith and when studied by scientists it can provide valuable information about each fish including information about nutrition and migration. •
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Ransom A. “Ram” Myers (1952–2007) was a world-renowned marine biologist and conservationist who led a team of scientists at Dalhousie University to report in 2003 that 90 percent of the world’s stocks of large open-ocean fish (like tuna and swordfish) and groundfish (like the Atlantic cod) had been lost to overfishing.
Ram’s efforts to predict fish larvae survival rates were widely praised by environmentalists and marine ecologists and brought declining fish stocks, overfishing, and ocean issues to the mainstream press.
This year, Dalhousie’s Department of Biology and the College of Sustainability will co-host the tenth anniversary Ram Myer’s Lecture On Science & Society with a series of short talks by Ram’s former students (now working in Canada and Europe) followed by a panel discussion celebrating the life and legacy of Ram Myers. Ram’s former students, Dr. Julia Baum (University of Victoria), Dr. Stephanie Boudreau (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Moncton), Dr. Susanna Fuller (Ecology Action Centre, Halifax) and Dr. Coilin Minto (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland), will give a short talk where they discuss Dr. Myer's legacy and their time with him, followed by a brief discussion of their own research. This will then be followed by a solutions-focused panel discussion and audience questions on Canada's fisheries, where they are heading, and how they are managed in the international context. #biology#sustainability#marinebiologist#fisheries#canada#atlanticcod#overfishing#conservationist#dalhousie#lecture#esseveninglecture
Some interesting facts about two of the most popular commodities in New Foundland:
Atlantic Cod have been fished in the waters off Newfoundland and Labrador since the late 1400s, and were justifiably known as “Newfoundland currency.” [Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada]
Screech is a popular rum in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was originally a Demerara rum (a type of rum made in Guyana in South America) that was imported to Newfoundland as part of the triangular trade that sent salted codfish down to the British West Indies. [Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia]