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Density estimation implications of increasing ambient noise on beaked whale click detection and classification

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Density estimation implications of increasing ambient noise on beaked whale click detection and classification. / Marques, Tiago A.; Ward, Jessica; Jarvis, Susan; Moretti, David; Morrissey, Ronald; DiMarzio, Nancy; Thomas, Len.

University of St Andrews, 2010. 22 p. (CREEM Technical Report; No. 2010-1).

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Marques, TA, Ward, J, Jarvis, S, Moretti, D, Morrissey, R, DiMarzio, N & Thomas, L 2010, Density estimation implications of increasing ambient noise on beaked whale click detection and classification. CREEM Technical Report, no. 2010-1, University of St Andrews.

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Marques, T. A., Ward, J., Jarvis, S., Moretti, D., Morrissey, R., DiMarzio, N., & Thomas, L. (2010). Density estimation implications of increasing ambient noise on beaked whale click detection and classification. (CREEM Technical Report; No. 2010-1). University of St Andrews.

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Marques TA, Ward J, Jarvis S, Moretti D, Morrissey R, DiMarzio N et al. Density estimation implications of increasing ambient noise on beaked whale click detection and classification. University of St Andrews, 2010. 22 p. (CREEM Technical Report; 2010-1).

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Marques, Tiago A. ; Ward, Jessica ; Jarvis, Susan ; Moretti, David ; Morrissey, Ronald ; DiMarzio, Nancy ; Thomas, Len. / Density estimation implications of increasing ambient noise on beaked whale click detection and classification. University of St Andrews, 2010. 22 p. (CREEM Technical Report; 2010-1).

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