Population genetic structure among feeding aggregations of humpback whales in the Southern Ocean
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) undertake seasonal migrations between low-latitude breeding grounds in winter and high-latitude feeding grounds in summer. In the Southern Hemisphere, seven primary breeding stocks have been identified based on tropical distribution between which there is limited gene flow. In the summer, these stocks are distributed among six Management Areas (Areas I–VI) defined by the International Whaling Commission in the Southern Ocean feeding grounds. The extent...[Show more]
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