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      NCCOS scientists necropsy pygmy killer whales to determine the cause of death. The forensics
      program specializes in DNA-based species identification of samples ranging in quality from
      fresh tissue to bone, baleen, dried fins, cooked meat, eggs, and trace evidence such as blood
      spatter, fish slime, or medicinal ingredients.
NCCOS scientists necropsy pygmy killer whales to determine the cause of death. The forensics program specializes in DNA-based species identification of samples ranging in quality from fresh tissue to bone, baleen, dried fins, cooked meat, eggs, and trace evidence such as blood spatter, fish slime, or medicinal ingredients.

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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
1305 East West Highway, Rm 8110
Silver Spring, MD 20910 (view map)
Phone: (301) 713-3020 / Fax: (301) 713-4353
Email: nccos.webcontent@noaa.gov

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