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Whale strandings no family affair – research

John Kerr posted in on March 15th, 2013.

A new study questions the hypothesis that mass whale strandings are the result of family members coming to the aid of their beached kin. Researchers from New Zealand, the US and Australia used genetic data to investigate family links between almost 500 long-finned pilot whales involved in a number of mass strandings in New Zealand […]

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