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Short- and long-term changes in right whale calling behavior: The potential effects of noise on acoustic communication

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Short- and long-term changes in right whale calling behavior: The potential effects of noise on acoustic communication. / Parks, Susan E.; Clark, C. W.; Tyack, P. L.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 122, No. 6, 12.2007, p. 3725-3731.

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Parks, SE, Clark, CW & Tyack, PL 2007, 'Short- and long-term changes in right whale calling behavior: The potential effects of noise on acoustic communication' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 122, no. 6, pp. 3725-3731. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.2799904

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Parks, S. E., Clark, C. W., & Tyack, P. L. (2007). Short- and long-term changes in right whale calling behavior: The potential effects of noise on acoustic communication. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(6), 3725-3731. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.2799904

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Parks SE, Clark CW, Tyack PL. Short- and long-term changes in right whale calling behavior: The potential effects of noise on acoustic communication. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2007 Dec;122(6):3725-3731. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.2799904

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Parks, Susan E. ; Clark, C. W. ; Tyack, P. L. / Short- and long-term changes in right whale calling behavior: The potential effects of noise on acoustic communication. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2007 ; Vol. 122, No. 6. pp. 3725-3731.

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