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Southern right whale breeding studied

John Kerr posted in on June 27th, 2012.

The first paternity study of southern right whales has found a surprisingly high level of local breeding success for males, scientists say, which is good news for the overall genetic diversity of the species, but could create risk for local populations through in-breeding. Results of the study, by researchers at the University of Auckland, Oregon […]

Southland Times: Researchers aiming to bring whales back

Peter Griffin posted in on July 26th, 2010.

Scot MacKay writes in The Southland Times about efforts by New Zealand researchers to find out how to bring more whales back in New Zealand’s waters. A team will leaving to go almost 500km south to study southern right whales, which were plentiful in NZ waters before whaling. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The […]

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