Genetic Survey of Endangered Antarctic Blue Whales Shows Surprising Diversity

ScienceDaily (Mar. 7, 2012) – 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.

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Genetic Survey of Endangered Antarctic Blue Whales Shows Surprising Diversity