Endangered Arabian Sea Humpback Whales Were Isolated for 70,000 Years

December 4, 2014 1:31 PM

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Scientists have taken a closer look at the humpback whales inhabiting the Arabian Sea and have found that they're the most genetically distinct humpbacks in the world. The new findings suggest that these whales have remained separate from others for as much as 70,000 years.

The humpback whale is known for its massive size and haunting songs. But it's also known for having the world's longest mammal migration. In fact, individuals have been tracked over a distance of more than 9,000 kilometers between polar feeding areas and tropical breeding areas. That's why this late...

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