Stable Isotope Geochemistry


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Dr Trevor Elliot <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 2 Feb 2004 13:32:00 +0000
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Perhaps get in touch with Dr. Hywel Evans (University of Plymouth, UK;
- I seem to remember that Plymouth have done laser ablation ICP-MS on fish
scales in the past .. or he may know a man who can.


At 12:42 02/02/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>Dear all,
>I am a student in fourht year Zoology and am currently engaged in a
>project studying albacore tuna migrations. I am hoping to use laser
>ablation to study oxygen isotopes of their dorsal spines. They lay down
>incremental layers in these spines every year in the same fashion as a
>tree. I am hoping to determine water temperatures for different years and
>thus showing that they are moveing around a great deal.
>Howevr i have not got the first clue when it comes to laser ablation, how it
>really works, how i would analyse my results, what my results would look
>like plus a thousand pther unknowns about it.
>I am appealing to anyone who might know of any good material out there i
>could read that would give me a good start on the subject. The material i
>have read to date has been a little too much too soon for me to digest.
>Anyone out there involved in any studies comparable to mine, i would
>appreciate any help or criticism you might have to offer.
>Kind regards,