Contact: Cindy Yeast
The Institute for Ocean Conservation Science
Caption: Inbreeding in marine fish, such as winter flounder, historically, has not been a serious concern because of their ability to move through larger areas to find mates and their much larger population sizes has made it unlikely they would spawn with relatives.
Credit: Jerry Prezioso, NOAA
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