Lack of genetic diversity threatens Santa Monica mountain lions

August 16, 2014 4:39 PM

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Lack of genetic diversity threatens Santa Monica mountain lions

A new study reveals that the few remaining mountain lions living in the Santa Monica Mountains are losing their genetic diversity.

In an article published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, lead author Seth Riley of the National Park Service and colleagues found that the few remaining mountain lions living in the Santa Monica Mountains are losing their genetic diversity.

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