What can Whale dandruff tell us about their lives?

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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
or [chapter podcast=1000758 track=14.07.29/Naked_Scientists_Show_14.07.29_1002544.mp3] Listen to it now[/chapter] or [download as MP3]
« Last Edit: 29/07/2014 18:34:03 by _system »

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Re: What can Whale dandruff tell us about their lives?
« Reply #1 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/2008/11/12/whale-check-ups-conducted-by-mini-helicopters-flying-over-blowholes/
« Last Edit: 30/07/2014 02:45:34 by RD »