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Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris)

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Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris). / Zimmer, W M X ; Johnson, M P ; Madsen, P T ; Tyack, P L .

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 117, No. 6, 06.2005, p. 3919-3927.

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Zimmer, WMX, Johnson, MP, Madsen, PT & Tyack, PL 2005, 'Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris)' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 117, no. 6, pp. 3919-3927. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.1910225

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Zimmer, W. M. X., Johnson, M. P., Madsen, P. T., & Tyack, P. L. (2005). Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117(6), 3919-3927. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.1910225

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Zimmer WMX, Johnson MP, Madsen PT, Tyack PL. Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris). Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2005 Jun;117(6):3919-3927. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.1910225

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Zimmer, W M X ; Johnson, M P ; Madsen, P T ; Tyack, P L . / Echolocation clicks of free-ranging Cuvier's beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris). In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2005 ; Vol. 117, No. 6. pp. 3919-3927.

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