World Turtle News, 10/06/2019
Royal Caribbean, WWF-Australia introduce new DNA test to identify genetically distinct populations of hawksbill sea turtles and protect them
Hawksbill turtles from different regions, or even some countries, are genetically distinct, and their DNA signatures can be used to identify different nesting areas. The new test will allow scientists and marine conservationists to identify which where tortoiseshell products have come from and pinpoint hawksbill turtle populations to allow for targeted conservation efforts.
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Photo from Royal Caribbean.