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Development and social functions of signature whistles in bottlenose dolphins tursiops truncatus. / Tyack, Peter L.

In: Bioacoustics, Vol. 8, No. 1-2, 01.01.1997, p. 21-46.

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Tyack, PL 1997, 'Development and social functions of signature whistles in bottlenose dolphins tursiops truncatus', Bioacoustics, vol. 8, no. 1-2, pp. 21-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/09524622.1997.9753352

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Tyack, P. L. (1997). Development and social functions of signature whistles in bottlenose dolphins tursiops truncatus. Bioacoustics, 8(1-2), 21-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/09524622.1997.9753352

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Tyack PL. Development and social functions of signature whistles in bottlenose dolphins tursiops truncatus. Bioacoustics. 1997 Jan 1;8(1-2):21-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/09524622.1997.9753352

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Tyack, Peter L. / Development and social functions of signature whistles in bottlenose dolphins tursiops truncatus. In: Bioacoustics. 1997 ; Vol. 8, No. 1-2. pp. 21-46.

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