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Life Sciences => The Environment => Topic started by: thedoc on 29/07/2014 18:34:03

Title: What can Whale dandruff tell us about their lives?
Post by: thedoc on 29/07/2014 18:34:03
Bill Amos explains how DNA from whale dandruff holds the key
to unlocking their family dynamics...
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/1000813/)
or [chapter podcast=1000758 track=14.07.29/Naked_Scientists_Show_14.07.29_1002544.mp3](http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/typo3conf/ext/naksci_podcast/gnome-settings-sound.gif) Listen to it now[/chapter] or [download as MP3] (http://nakeddiscovery.com/downloads/split_individual/14.07.29/Naked_Scientists_Show_14.07.29_1002544.mp3)
Title: Re: What can Whale dandruff tell us about their lives?
Post by: RD on 30/07/2014 02:43:35
Quote from: Dr Chris
-  So, two questions then one, how do you find the whales, and, more importantly, how do you find out their genetic code?  What do you have to do?

Alternative to dandruff : fly a model helicopter into the mucus-laden spray from a whale's blow-hole , no seriously ...

(http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/files/2008/11/whale-blowhole.jpg)
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/11/12/whale-check-ups-conducted-by-mini-helicopters-flying-over-blowholes/