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Low Genetic Diversity May Put Sea Otters at Risk

News   Jun 19, 2019 | Original story from UCLA

 
Low Genetic Diversity May Put Sea Otters at Risk

The team analyzed the genome of Gidget, a female sea otter from the Monterey Bay Aquarium who died this year. Credit: Monterey Bay Aquarium.

 
 
 

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