The golden drool: Study finds treasure trove of info in saliva of foraging bears

November 25, 2016

Some media about our recently published research showing that residual bear saliva on salmon carcasses is a great source of DNA

Scientists Rule, Bears Drool

Scientists studying brown bears in Southeast Alaska have been using saliva left behind in half-eaten salmon carcasses to identify individual bears faster and with improved efficiency. Did I mention that nearly 300 fecal samples were also taken for a comparative analysis? Yum! “We found that using bear saliva is not only easier and cheaper as … Continue reading

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