Longterm consequences of severe hunting upon this population

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Longterm consequences of severe hunting upon this population

Northern elephant seals have reduced genetic variationprobably because of a population bottleneck humans inflicted onthem in the 1890s. Hunting reduced their population size to as fewas 20 individuals at the end of the 19th century. Their populationhas since rebounded to over 30,000. Which of the followingaccurately describes this situation (check all thatapply):

a. Bottleneck effect
b. Founder effect
c. Genetic Drift
d. Gene flow

Is this a complete success story? What are the longterm consequences of the severe hunting upon thispopulation?

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