Image: Bonnie Holmes
Bonnie Holmes is a PhD student based at the University of Queensland. She is working on the biology and ecology of Tiger Sharks off south-eastern Queensland.
On 8 June 2011, Bonnie visited the Australian Museum to subsample Tiger Shark vertebrae from the Ichthyology Collection.
The borrowed vertebrae will be sectioned for use in ageing studies, before being returned to the museum.
Click the link below the third image to the right to find out more about 'reading' the age of sharks from their vertebrae.
- Mark McGrouther
- © Australian Museum