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Passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whale densities in the Gulf of Mexico. / Hildebrand, John; Baumann-Pickering, Simone; Frasier, Kaitlin; Trickey, Jennifer; Merkens, Karlina; Wiggins, Sean; McDonald, Mark; Garrison, Lance; Harris, Danielle; Marques, Tiago A.; Thomas, Len.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 5, 16343, 12.11.2015.

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Hildebrand, J, Baumann-Pickering, S, Frasier, K, Trickey, J, Merkens, K, Wiggins, S, McDonald, M, Garrison, L, Harris, D, Marques, TA & Thomas, L 2015, 'Passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whale densities in the Gulf of Mexico' Scientific Reports, vol. 5, 16343. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep16343

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Hildebrand, J., Baumann-Pickering, S., Frasier, K., Trickey, J., Merkens, K., Wiggins, S., ... Thomas, L. (2015). Passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whale densities in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientific Reports, 5, [16343]. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep16343

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Hildebrand J, Baumann-Pickering S, Frasier K, Trickey J, Merkens K, Wiggins S et al. Passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whale densities in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientific Reports. 2015 Nov 12;5. 16343. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep16343

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Hildebrand, John ; Baumann-Pickering, Simone ; Frasier, Kaitlin ; Trickey, Jennifer ; Merkens, Karlina ; Wiggins, Sean ; McDonald, Mark ; Garrison, Lance ; Harris, Danielle ; Marques, Tiago A. ; Thomas, Len. / Passive acoustic monitoring of beaked whale densities in the Gulf of Mexico. In: Scientific Reports. 2015 ; Vol. 5.

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