Population genomic assessment of white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) and Atlantic white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus) for delineating management units for conservation
Marc-Alexander Gose, Emily Humble, Andrew Brownlow, Mariel ten Doeschate, Nicholas Davison, Rob Ogden
Population genomic analyses of stranded white-beaked dolphins and Atlantic white-sided dolphins from European coastlines is used to detect genetic structure present within the Lagenorhynchus Northeast Atlantic range. Associated post-mortem data is used to investigate evidence for prey shifts or the introduction of novel pathogens and contaminant load. Combining these findings with data on their population genetic structure will help to outline management units and inform conservation policy.