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Genetic survey of endangered Antarctic blue whales shows surprising diversity

Post Number:#1  Postby Marine News » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:02 am

Genetic survey of endangered Antarctic blue whales shows surprising diversity
8 March 2012, 7:49 am

More than 99 percent of Antarctic blue whales were killed by commercial whalers during the 20th century, but the first circumpolar genetic study of these critically endangered whales has found a surprisingly high level of diversity among the surviving population of some 2,200 individuals. That may bode well for their future recovery.

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