Dissecting a red drum and fish otolith

Every wonder what the FWC does with harvested fish? Well I manage to record one of the research session the other day at the boat ramp.

He explains what they do and what the Otolith is. (ear stone)

The otolith is like a tree ring. They can count the rings in the stone and tell you how old the fish is.

Red fish Otalith
Red fish Otalith