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Abundant mitochondrial DNA variation and world-wide population structure in humpback whales.
Hunting during the last 200 years reduced many populations of mysticete whales to near extinction. To evaluate potential genetic bottlenecks in these exploited populations, we examined mitochondrialExpand
Contrasting population structure from nuclear intron sequences and mtDNA of humpback whales.
Powerful analyses of population structure require information from multiple genetic loci. To help develop a molecular toolbox for obtaining this information, we have designed universalExpand
Aggressive behavior between humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) wintering in Hawaiian waters
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) wintering in Hawaiian waters engage in strenuous aggression toward con-specifics. The social context and sex of individuals involved suggest that aggressionExpand
Molecular systematics of South American dolphins Sotalia: sister taxa determination and phylogenetic relationships, with insights into a multi-locus phylogeny of the Delphinidae.
The evolutionary relationships among members of the cetacean family Delphinidae, the dolphins, pilot whales and killer whales, are still not well understood. The genus Sotalia (coastal and riverineExpand
Influence of seasonal migration on geographic distribution of mitochondrial DNA haplotypes in humpback whales
HUMPBACK whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrate nearly 10,000 km each year between summer feeding grounds in temperate or near-polar waters and winter breeding grounds in shallow tropical waters1.Expand
Diversity and duplication of DQB and DRB-like genes of the MHC in baleen whales (suborder: Mysticeti)
The molecular diversity and phylogenetic relationships of two class II genes of the baleen whale major histocompatibility complex were investigated and compared to toothed whales and out-groups.Expand
A worldwide perspective on the population structure and genetic diversity of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in New Zealand.
Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) occupy a wide range of coastal and pelagic habitats throughout tropical and temperate waters worldwide. In some regions, "inshore" and "offshore" forms orExpand
Reproductive histories of female humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae in the North Pacific
Reproductive histories of indnldually identified, female humpback whales were documented on both the summering and wintering grounds of an endangered but currently unexploited population. InterbirthExpand
Abstract Although generally limited to coastal waters of South America, South Africa, and New Zealand, dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) show high potential for dispersal over large distances.Expand
Origin and radiation of Southern Hemisphere coastal dolphins (genus Cephalorhynchus)
The genus Cephalorhynchus (Gray 1846) consists of four species of small coastal dolphins distributed in cool temperate waters around the Southern Hemisphere. Each species is sympatric with otherExpand