Sea otter sequence capture project data files

Annabel Beichman, Pooneh Kalhori, Christopher Kyriazis, Amber De Vries, Sergio Nigenda-Morales, Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Gisela Heckel, Yolanda Schramm, Andres Moreno-Estrada, Douglas Kennett, Mark Hylkema, James Bodkin, Kirk Lohmueller & Robert Wayne
Extinction or severe population contractions are rarely uniform across an entire species. However, because of the rapid onset of the fur trade in the 18th and 19th centuries, sea otters (Enhydra lutris) were systematically hunted to near extinction across their entire Northern Pacific range. Many sea otter populations were driven fully extinct, and the populations that survived suffered a rapid decline from 10-20,000 individuals per population to fewer than one hundred survivors. Each surviving remnant...
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