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Science Daily: Genetics used to sort out poorly known -- and hunted -- whale species


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Saving the whales often means knowing -- sometimes genetically -- one group of whales from another, say researchers attempting to define populations of a medium-sized and poorly understood baleen whale that is sometimes targeted by Japan's scientific whaling program. In a new study, scientists are working to define separate groups and subspecies of the Bryde's whale in the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

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