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  • Tales of Bloodsuckers: Using leeches to find a rare mammal

    UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, DENMARK AND ANNAMITE MOUNTAINS, VIETNAM. Using leeches in an effort to survey the population of an endangered antelope species--saola(Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) Scientists have found a unique opportunity to find one of the world's rarest mammal by using the DNA of leeches. Thomas Gilbert, a geneticist from the University of Copenhagen, changed the course of surveying biodiversity from using camera traps .. ... READ MORE

    By: Gaia Smith
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