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Nova Southeastern University Researchers Uncover Genetic Surprises in Florida’s Bottlenose Dolphins

Researchers Perform General Procedure

Researchers Perform General Procedure

A team of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Center (OC) researchers conducted a decade-long study to compare the genetic differences of bottlenose dolphins which lived in the Indian River Lagoon with other bottlenose dolphins that live offshore, in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. The study was a collaborative effort among NSU OC researchers and researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI,) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Cornell University; National Institutes of Health; and the University of Durham in England.

This study shows evidence that while it may appear that the bottlenose dolphins within the (lagoon) look the same, from a genetic — and geographic — standpoint there are differences,” said Jose Lopez, a professor at Nova Southeastern University.

The story ran in Science Daily and on the front page of three Treasure Coast newspapers. The entire article can be accessed here at: Dolphin Genetic Study Provides Revelations  and Study: 2 groups of dolphins in Indian River Lagoon genetically different .