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An article published in the journal "Biology Letters" describes a genetic research on the gray whale populations that live in the western and eastern Pacific Ocean to look for clues that help understand the disparity of their populations. Pofessor Andrew DeWoody of Purdue University and his collaborator, postdoctoral researcher Anna Brüniche-Olsen, compared the DNA of 77 western gray whales and eastern 135 gray whales and discovered a genetic divergence between the two populations, however there are some interbreedings and genetic diversity that offers hopes for their future.
Read the details at https://english.netmassimo.com/2018/10/16/a-genetic-study-provides-information-on-the-status-of-gray-whales/
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Tail up on Tuesday! 💙🐋 Some unusual markings and colouration on the underside of this humpback’s tail as it goes down on a dive. The weather is starting to clear - FINALLY! 🙌 - so bring on the weekend and the whales! The 2018 season is very close to finishing 😭😭 so I think I’m going to have to make the most of it and do a few more trips. I’ve already booked this Saturday - might have to try for Sunday as well. 🤔