Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Humpback whales: Calving ground loyalty drives population differences, study finds

Largest study of its kind helps illuminate unseen connections between whale populations

Date:  July 6, 2017
Source:  Wildlife Conservation Society

Summary:  Scientists conducting the first circum-global assessment of mitochondrial DNA variation in the Southern Hemisphere's humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) have found that whales faithfully returning to calving grounds year after year play a major role in how populations form.

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