How Nuclear Bombs are Helping Fight Elephant Poachers | National Geographic

How Nuclear Bombs are Helping Fight Elephant Poachers | National Geographic

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How can open-air nuclear bomb tests from the mid-20th century help fight elephant poaching today? Watch this video, which contains some recently declassified footage of the nuclear tests, to learn the answer. Hint: Carbon dating.
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Read more about how these blasts, in combination with genetic analysis, are helping scientists pinpoint when and where elephants are being poached.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/wildlife-watch-radiocarbon-dating-elephant-tusks/

Learn more about African elephants.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/a/african-elephant/

How Nuclear Bombs are Helping Fight Elephant Poachers | National Geographic
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