Patterns of male reproductive success in a highly promiscuous whale species: the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

@article{Frasier2007PatternsOM,
  title={Patterns of male reproductive success in a highly promiscuous whale species: the endangered North Atlantic right whale.},
  author={Timothy R Frasier and Philip K. Hamilton and Moira W. Brown and Leo A Conger and Amy R. Knowlton and Marilyn K Marx and Christopher Slay and Scott D. Kraus and B. N. White},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 24},
  pages={5277-93}
}
Parentage analyses of baleen whales are rare, and although mating systems have been hypothesized for some species, little data on realized male reproductive success are available and the patterns of male reproductive success have remained elusive for most species. Here we combine over 20 years of photo-identification data with high-resolution genetic data for the majority of individual North Atlantic right whales to assess paternity in this endangered species. There was significant skew in male… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 27 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS