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Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters. / Olsen, Morten Tange; Islas, Valentina; Graves, Jeff A.; Onoufriou, Aubrie; Vincent, Cecile; Brasseur, Sophie; Frie, Anne Kristine; Hall, Ailsa J.

In: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Vol. 27, No. 4, 08.2017, p. 839-845.

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Olsen, MT, Islas, V, Graves, JA, Onoufriou, A, Vincent, C, Brasseur, S, Frie, AK & Hall, AJ 2017, 'Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters', Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 839-845. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2760

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Olsen, M. T., Islas, V., Graves, J. A., Onoufriou, A., Vincent, C., Brasseur, S., ... Hall, A. J. (2017). Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 27(4), 839-845. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2760

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Olsen MT, Islas V, Graves JA, Onoufriou A, Vincent C, Brasseur S et al. Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 2017 Aug;27(4):839-845. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2760

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Olsen, Morten Tange ; Islas, Valentina ; Graves, Jeff A. ; Onoufriou, Aubrie ; Vincent, Cecile ; Brasseur, Sophie ; Frie, Anne Kristine ; Hall, Ailsa J. / Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters. In: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 2017 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 839-845.

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