The scientists studied 88 different species of rockfish, including the Chilean cabrilla (Sebastes oculatus) and the colorful fish ‘calico’ (Sebastes dallii). Some live approximately a decade, while others found in deep cold water can live for over 200 years.
The article “Origins and evolution of extreme life span in Pacific Ocean rockfishes” is the front page article of the November issue of the prestigious Science magazine. The UC Agronomy researcher, Juliana A. Vianna, participated in this study together with the biologists from the University of California, Berkeley, Peter Sudmant and Rohit Kolora, main authors of the paper.
“To be published in Science is already something incredible, a dream, and to be the front cover article, is even better! It means that it is an outstanding paper in its findings”, highlights the UC investigator, Juliana A. Vianna.
Read the full note at UC Chile Website.