COLLEGE STATION, November 8 - As Exhibit A, the ear bone of a tuna is hardly courtroom evidence that could solve a mystery. But in true Colombo style, this tiny piece of the fish's skeleton could be the big answer to a marine riddle. Texas A&M University at Galveston researchers are studying the otolith - the ear bone about the size of a dime in the bluefin tuna - to see why the numbers of the great fish have been dwindling for the past 25 years.
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