Response to the University of Miami Independent System for Peer Review Review of Alaskan Harbor Seal Stock Assessment by A. Rus Hoelzel


Although we agree that additional analysis of bi-parentally inherited, nuclear DNA markers, such as microsatellites, could strengthen our understanding of population structure in Alaskan harbor seals, we fundamentally disagree with Dr. Hoelzel that inclusion of nuclear DNA is a necessary component to identifying stock structure and note a confusion between… (More)


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