Kōrero: Dolphins

Collecting skin samples

Scientists study the DNA of animals to understand how closely related they are within a group and between different groups. They can also help determine how closely related different species are. Here, tiny skin samples are being collected from dolphins with the use of a dart gun. This gives useful information about the structure of a population, and can help scientists decide how to conserve the animals.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Bottlenose dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/4683/collecting-skin-samples (accessed 19 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015