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Critical ratios in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) for tonal signals between 0.315 and 150 kHz in random Gaussian white noise

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Critical ratios in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) for tonal signals between 0.315 and 150 kHz in random Gaussian white noise. / Kastelein, Ronald A.; Wensveen, Paul J.; Hoek, Lean; Au, Whitlow W L; Terhune, John M.; De Jong, Christ A F.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 126, No. 3, 2009, p. 1588-1597.

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Kastelein, RA, Wensveen, PJ, Hoek, L, Au, WWL, Terhune, JM & De Jong, CAF 2009, 'Critical ratios in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) for tonal signals between 0.315 and 150 kHz in random Gaussian white noise' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 126, no. 3, pp. 1588-1597. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3177274

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Kastelein, R. A., Wensveen, P. J., Hoek, L., Au, W. W. L., Terhune, J. M., & De Jong, C. A. F. (2009). Critical ratios in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) for tonal signals between 0.315 and 150 kHz in random Gaussian white noise. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126(3), 1588-1597. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3177274

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Kastelein RA, Wensveen PJ, Hoek L, Au WWL, Terhune JM, De Jong CAF. Critical ratios in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) for tonal signals between 0.315 and 150 kHz in random Gaussian white noise. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2009;126(3):1588-1597. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3177274

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Kastelein, Ronald A. ; Wensveen, Paul J. ; Hoek, Lean ; Au, Whitlow W L ; Terhune, John M. ; De Jong, Christ A F. / Critical ratios in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) for tonal signals between 0.315 and 150 kHz in random Gaussian white noise. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2009 ; Vol. 126, No. 3. pp. 1588-1597.

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