Sunday, November 9, 2008

An upcomming paper of interest: Population differences in the pigmentation of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Chinese waters

A soon to be published paper that will be of tremendous interest to those concerned with the plight of the unique population of Taiwan humpback dolphins will be published on December 17, 2008 in Mammalia. This paper, titled 'Population differences in the pigmentation of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, Sousa chinensis, in Chinese waters' provides strong evidence that the Eastern Taiwan Strait population of humpback dolphins are a distinct population - the first population of humpback dolphins with evidence to show it is distinct and isolated from provisional populations in adjacent waters. The paper is by John Y. Wang, Samuel K. Hung, Shih Chu Yang, Thomas A. Jefferson, and Eduardo R. Secchi. An online prepublication version is available for purchase from the publishers.

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