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Synthesis and modification of the whistles of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus

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Synthesis and modification of the whistles of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. / Buck, J R ; Morgenbesser, H B ; Tyack, P L .

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 108, No. 1, 07.2000, p. 407-416.

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Buck, JR, Morgenbesser, HB & Tyack, PL 2000, 'Synthesis and modification of the whistles of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 108, no. 1, pp. 407-416.

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Buck, J. R., Morgenbesser, H. B., & Tyack, P. L. (2000). Synthesis and modification of the whistles of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 108(1), 407-416.

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Buck JR, Morgenbesser HB, Tyack PL. Synthesis and modification of the whistles of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2000 Jul;108(1):407-416.

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Buck, J R ; Morgenbesser, H B ; Tyack, P L . / Synthesis and modification of the whistles of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2000 ; Vol. 108, No. 1. pp. 407-416.

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