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Framework for assessing impacts of pile-driving noise from offshore wind farm construction on a harbour seal population

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Framework for assessing impacts of pile-driving noise from offshore wind farm construction on a harbour seal population. / Thompson, P.M.; Hastie, G.D.; Nedwell, J.; Barham, R.; Brookes, K.L.; Cordes, Line S.; Bailey, H.; McLean, Nancy.

In: Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 43, 01.11.2013, p. 73-85.

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Thompson, PM, Hastie, GD, Nedwell, J, Barham, R, Brookes, KL, Cordes, LS, Bailey, H & McLean, N 2013, 'Framework for assessing impacts of pile-driving noise from offshore wind farm construction on a harbour seal population' Environmental Impact Assessment Review, vol 43, pp. 73-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2013.06.005

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Thompson, P. M., Hastie, G. D., Nedwell, J., Barham, R., Brookes, K. L., Cordes, L. S., ... McLean, N. (2013). Framework for assessing impacts of pile-driving noise from offshore wind farm construction on a harbour seal population. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 43, 73-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2013.06.005

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Thompson PM, Hastie GD, Nedwell J, Barham R, Brookes KL, Cordes LS et al. Framework for assessing impacts of pile-driving noise from offshore wind farm construction on a harbour seal population. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 2013 Nov 1;43:73-85. Available from, DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2013.06.005

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Thompson, P.M.; Hastie, G.D.; Nedwell, J.; Barham, R.; Brookes, K.L.; Cordes, Line S.; Bailey, H.; McLean, Nancy / Framework for assessing impacts of pile-driving noise from offshore wind farm construction on a harbour seal population.

In: Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 43, 01.11.2013, p. 73-85.

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