Oxytetracycline age validation of an adult shortfin mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus after 6 years at liberty Academic Article uri icon


  • This study presents findings on an oxytetracycline injected adult male shortfin mako Isurus oxyrinchus recaptured in waters off of southern California after 6 years at liberty. During the period at liberty, the vertebral band-pair deposition rate was validated at one per year. This result indicates that from a time at or near sexual maturity, male I. oxyrinchus in the north-east Pacific Ocean exhibit a band-pair deposition rate of one band pair per year, while deposition rates for juveniles in the area have been validated at two band pairs per year.

published proceedings

  • J Fish Biol

altmetric score

  • 4.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Kinney, M. J., Wells, R., & Kohin, S.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Kinney, MJ||Wells, RJD||Kohin, S

publication date

  • June 2016