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Male Competition in Large Groups of Wintering Humpback Whales

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Male Competition in Large Groups of Wintering Humpback Whales. / Tyack, Peter; Whitehead, Hal.

In: Behaviour, Vol. 83, No. 1-2, 01.01.1983, p. 132-154.

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Tyack, P & Whitehead, H 1983, 'Male Competition in Large Groups of Wintering Humpback Whales' Behaviour, vol. 83, no. 1-2, pp. 132-154. https://doi.org/10.1163/156853982X00067

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Tyack, P., & Whitehead, H. (1983). Male Competition in Large Groups of Wintering Humpback Whales. Behaviour, 83(1-2), 132-154. https://doi.org/10.1163/156853982X00067

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Tyack P, Whitehead H. Male Competition in Large Groups of Wintering Humpback Whales. Behaviour. 1983 Jan 1;83(1-2):132-154. https://doi.org/10.1163/156853982X00067

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Tyack, Peter ; Whitehead, Hal. / Male Competition in Large Groups of Wintering Humpback Whales. In: Behaviour. 1983 ; Vol. 83, No. 1-2. pp. 132-154.

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