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DNA Gives Hope to Blue Whales

A pygmy blue whale. Credit: research team

A pygmy blue whale. Credit: research team

By Catherine Attard, Luciana Möller & Luciano Beheregaray

A DNA study has determined whether the low genetic diversity of Australia’s blue whales was caused by past natural events or recent whaling, and offered hope for their long-term survival.

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