Heaviside's dolphin, Cephalorhynchus heavisidii, is endemic to coastal waters of the western seaboard of South Africa and Namibia. The inshore habitat of the species places it at risk from commercial fishing operations and has led to concerns that the depletion of regional populations may result in loss of locally adapted genetic variation. To determine the geographic population structure of the Heaviside's dolphin, we obtained control region sequence (HVR1) from 17 specimens collected along the South African…
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