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New journal article published online

posted Nov 8, 2012, 10:38 PM by Catherine Attard
My PhD supervisors, collaborators and I recently had another installment of our blue whale genetics research published online (ahead of print publication) in the journal Molecular Ecology. This research challenges the current knowledge of blue whales. We genetically detected, in the Antarctic, migrant Australian pygmy blue whales and hybrids between these blue whales and Antarctic blue whales. The findings suggest that the ecology of these blue whales may have recently changed due to anthropogenic activities, such as whaling or climate change.

Click here to read the article!