Whale killing: DNA shows Iceland whale was rare hybrid

Genetic material from a large whale killed off the coast of Iceland has confirmed the creature was a rare hybrid.

BBC

Last updated on 27 July 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Iceland
Region: 
Atlantic Ocean
Threats: 
Overharvesting
Species: 
Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera physalus
Species group: 
Marine mammals