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Guess that Age: It’s a Ringer!

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Check our facts:

http://www.livescience.com/32443-why-are-tree-rings-lighter-or-darker.html

http://na.nefsc.noaa.gov/sharks/age.html

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-7692.1996.tb00305.x/abstract

http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1447446?uid=3739776&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21103109731323

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8649.1985.tb04294.x/abstract

http://formontana.net/paleolab.html

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Devin Cremins is a graphic designer working in the Raleigh, NC area with a love of science and illustration. Visit octopusoddments.com to see more of her work or follow octopusoddments on tumblr.

Also special thanks to Julia Ellis, who really knows her sharks: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10641-006-9116-2.

 

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How Boxer Crabs Anemone an Enemy

boxer_crabs_illustration_CMT-smCheck our facts!

http://jrscience.wcp.muohio.edu/fieldcourses06/PapersMarineEcologyArticles/Symbiosisonthecoralreefsf.html

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Chris Trlica is a writer, researcher, and gardener with a home in North Carolina. By day he sleeps, by night he wanders the city, occasionally prodding droplets of liquid metal with electrodes, and by eternal twilight he dreams of asteroid mining, pizzas and/or curries, and a vast gardened campus of sinister tilapia, mist-veiled queen anne outposts, and unfathomably cliquish precocious teenage mentats consumed with games that make baseball and hide-and-seek look like breathe-the-breath.

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