This individual has no known link to the Triton folk and it is not presently known why he requested the study be performed.
The work performed was very brief (only a few weeks) and thus no extensive study of the area was possible.
The definitive version was published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 268 (2010): 910-913, doi:10.1016/20.
The time has arrived when the age of a fish is an important factor in its management and catch status.
Enquiries were made to the Institute requesting access to the data or an interview with one or more of the scientists who were involved.
"In many cases, this is true for part or all of a species’ life, but at some point growth rates and age are not necessarily in sync. Deposition rates in vertebrae can change once the sharks reach sexual maturity, resulting in band pairs that are so thin they are unreadable. " Bomb radiocarbon dating is one of the best techniques for age validation in long-lived species like sharks.
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One site, run by a fellow named Bill Milstead who is an investor in Triton's efforts, seems to suggest that secret findings are involved and that the results of the study are somehow proprietary ("I cannot divulge the 200 page report...").
Thus it seemed time to track down the facts surrounding this report.