The population size of California sea lions was reduced to about a dozen in the early 20th century, primarily due to overhunting.
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The population size of California sea lions was reduced to about a dozen in the early 20th century, primarily due

to overhunting. The population size has since rebounded, and there are now thousands of sea lions. Which of the following would you not expect to see in current populations of California sea lions?


A. Considerable genetic polymorphism


B. Very low levels of genetic variation


C. Very few heterozygous individuals


D. Differences in allele frequency between current populations of sea lions and historical populations


E. All the above would be seen in sea lions.

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