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Economic ecology

In the market for minke whales

The capture–recapture technique is a mainstay of ecology. This principle has been applied with individual genotyping to estimate how many accidentally killed minke whales reach the markets of South Korea.

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Figure 1: Whale for sale.

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Palumbi, S. In the market for minke whales. Nature 447, 267–268 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/447267a

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