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Non-song social call bouts of migrating humpback whales. / Rekdahl, Melinda; Dunlop, Rebecca; Goldizen, Anne; Garland, Ellen Clare; Biassoni, Nicoletta ; Miller, Patrick; Noad, Michael.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 137, No. 6, 06.2015, p. 3042-3053.

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Rekdahl, M, Dunlop, R, Goldizen, A, Garland, EC, Biassoni, N, Miller, P & Noad, M 2015, 'Non-song social call bouts of migrating humpback whales', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 137, no. 6, pp. 3042-3053. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4921280

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Rekdahl, M., Dunlop, R., Goldizen, A., Garland, E. C., Biassoni, N., Miller, P., & Noad, M. (2015). Non-song social call bouts of migrating humpback whales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(6), 3042-3053. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4921280

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Rekdahl M, Dunlop R, Goldizen A, Garland EC, Biassoni N, Miller P et al. Non-song social call bouts of migrating humpback whales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2015 Jun;137(6):3042-3053. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4921280

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Rekdahl, Melinda ; Dunlop, Rebecca ; Goldizen, Anne ; Garland, Ellen Clare ; Biassoni, Nicoletta ; Miller, Patrick ; Noad, Michael. / Non-song social call bouts of migrating humpback whales. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2015 ; Vol. 137, No. 6. pp. 3042-3053.

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