Otoliths are from fish ears
Otoliths are from fish earsCourtesy Edgewise

I know what the "Object of the month" is for June 09 but I guessed wrong for the one in June 01. I thought it was an otolith.
Boing Boing just did a post on otoliths. You might want to check it out and learn tidbits like:

By properly counting the annuli or growth rings you can tell how old a fish is.

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JGordon says:

Interesting. I just noticed a new piece of research about otoliths too. It turns out that increased exposure to CO2 causes some fish's otoliths to grow way bigger. Scientists aren't sure if this is good or bad for the fish, only that the connection seems to be there, and it's weird.

posted on Mon, 06/29/2009 - 9:51am

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