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Humpback Whale Pod Exploration: Student Guide

Student guide. For three years a team of researchers have been watching different Humpback whale pods off the coast of Hawaii. They are especially interested in the mating behaviors of these whales. As the number of humpback whales are decreasing, determining the genetic diversity of these populations is increasingly more important. In particular, this team is interested in finding out the father of one of the new baby whales, Luna. Through their observations of nursing behavior they have matched Luna with her mother, however, none of their observations have helped them link Luna to her father. Today you are going to help them figure this out!

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Date Of Record Release 2009-10-12 17:14:28
Description Student guide. For three years a team of researchers have been watching different Humpback whale pods off the coast of Hawaii. They are especially interested in the mating behaviors of these whales. As the number of humpback whales are decreasing, determining the genetic diversity of these populations is increasingly more important. In particular, this team is interested in finding out the father of one of the new baby whales, Luna. Through their observations of nursing behavior they have matched Luna with her mother, however, none of their observations have helped them link Luna to her father. Today you are going to help them figure this out!
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Source Biotechnology Project
Keyword Student's guide, DNA
Selector Stith
Date Of Record Creation 2009-10-12 17:11:32
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Date Last Modified 2009-10-12 17:14:28
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-10-12 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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