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‘Scat’ DNA offers diet details

It is well known that environmental factors such as seasonal variations in prey abundance can trigger changes in the diet of many marine mammals. But how animals respond is a mystery. Scat analysis, or the examination of fecal matter -- in combination with DNA techniques -- is helping to solve this mystery, reports the North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium. [Read more at North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium.]

| Posted 12.10.04 at 4:19 pm


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