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Inbreeding did not kill mammoths

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The last known population of woolly mammoths did not "inevitably" die out because of inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity, a study suggests.

Scientists used techniques normally used to tackle crime scenes to carry out DNA analysis of samples taken from Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean.

They said that it was more likely that human activity or environmental factors killed off the healthy creatures.

Their work is published in the journal Molecular Ecology.

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Maybe not, Waspie, but I bet it didn't do their social life much good :w00t:

Sorry :blush: couldn't resist - leaving now.....

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So their extinction occurred the same time as the Storegga slide hit.

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I didn't know this was even a theory!

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I didn't know this was even a theory!

That is exactly what I was going to say!

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That is exactly what I was going to say!

That is exactly what I was going to say!

(seriously)

:)

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