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Thread #86179   Message #1601113
Posted By: Bob Bolton
09-Nov-05 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Killers of Eden - Killer Whale Song (Otway)
Subject: RE: Killers of Eden - Killer Whale Song
G'day Lorcan,

I've no brief for the accuracy of Museum information presented by one side of the story ... but the wear patterns in the tooth displayed were consistent with a long history of repeated mild abrasion ... and not with a single catastrophic event.

That doesn't mean that a final severe event, which broke out a tooth did not happen ... but a dislodged tooth in open water would sink without trace. My memory of what I saw in the Museum display (and that's about 7 years back ...) is that the tooth was said to have been removed from the recovered carcass. They certainly did not say anything ... at least, back then ... about betrayal - or abcesses.

Regards,

Bob