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Decrease of genetic diversity in the endangered Saimaa ringed seal continues

Decrease of genetic diversity in the endangered Saimaa ringed seal continues

This is a Saimaa ringed seal. Credit: Mervi Kunnasranta     The critically endangered Saimaa ringed seal, which inhabits Lake Saimaa in Finland, has extremely low genetic diversity and this development seems to continue, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. In her doctoral dissertation, Mia Valtonen, MSc, analysed the […]