Breed of whale somehow manages to avoid other whales for 70,000 years

December 4, 2014 4:28 AM

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New DNA sequencing-based research suggests that the humpback whales currently living in the Arabian Sea have remained isolated from other populations for roughly 70,000 years.

A small, non-migratory population of humpback whales in the Arabian Sea are currently on the endangered list, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This whale population may also remained isolated from interbreeding with other humpback whales from geographically distinct locations fo...

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