Ecological, morphological and genetic divergence of sympatric North Atlantic killer whale populations

@article{Foote2009EcologicalMA,
  title={Ecological, morphological and genetic divergence of sympatric North Atlantic killer whale populations},
  author={A. Foote and J. Newton and S. Piertney and E. Willerslev and M. Gilbert},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18}
}
Ecological divergence has a central role in speciation and is therefore an important source of biodiversity. Studying the micro‐evolutionary processes of ecological diversification at its early stages provides an opportunity for investigating the causative mechanisms and ecological conditions promoting divergence. Here we use morphological traits, nitrogen stable isotope ratios and tooth wear to characterize two disparate types of North Atlantic killer whale. We find a highly specialist type… Expand
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