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Combining data from a multisensor tag and passive sonar to determine the diving behavior of a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)

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Combining data from a multisensor tag and passive sonar to determine the diving behavior of a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). / Zimmer, W M X ; Johnson, Mark; D'Amico, A ; Tyack, P L .

In: IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.2003, p. 13-28.

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Zimmer, WMX, Johnson, M, D'Amico, A & Tyack, PL 2003, 'Combining data from a multisensor tag and passive sonar to determine the diving behavior of a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)', IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 13-28. https://doi.org/10.1109/JOE.2002.808209

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Zimmer, W. M. X., Johnson, M., D'Amico, A., & Tyack, P. L. (2003). Combining data from a multisensor tag and passive sonar to determine the diving behavior of a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 28(1), 13-28. https://doi.org/10.1109/JOE.2002.808209

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Zimmer WMX, Johnson M, D'Amico A, Tyack PL. Combining data from a multisensor tag and passive sonar to determine the diving behavior of a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. 2003 Jan;28(1):13-28. https://doi.org/10.1109/JOE.2002.808209

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Zimmer, W M X ; Johnson, Mark ; D'Amico, A ; Tyack, P L . / Combining data from a multisensor tag and passive sonar to determine the diving behavior of a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). In: IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. 2003 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 13-28.

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