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The effect of signal duration on the underwater detection thresholds of a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) for single frequency-modulated tonal signals between 0.25 and 160 kHz

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The effect of signal duration on the underwater detection thresholds of a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) for single frequency-modulated tonal signals between 0.25 and 160 kHz. / Kastelein, Ronald A; Hoek, Lean; de Jong, Christ A F; Wensveen, Paul Jacobus.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 128, No. 5, 11.2010, p. 3211-22.

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Kastelein, RA, Hoek, L, de Jong, CAF & Wensveen, PJ 2010, 'The effect of signal duration on the underwater detection thresholds of a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) for single frequency-modulated tonal signals between 0.25 and 160 kHz' Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 128, no. 5, pp. 3211-22. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3493435

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Kastelein, R. A., Hoek, L., de Jong, C. A. F., & Wensveen, P. J. (2010). The effect of signal duration on the underwater detection thresholds of a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) for single frequency-modulated tonal signals between 0.25 and 160 kHz. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 128(5), 3211-22. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3493435

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Kastelein RA, Hoek L, de Jong CAF, Wensveen PJ. The effect of signal duration on the underwater detection thresholds of a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) for single frequency-modulated tonal signals between 0.25 and 160 kHz. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2010 Nov;128(5):3211-22. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3493435

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Kastelein, Ronald A ; Hoek, Lean ; de Jong, Christ A F ; Wensveen, Paul Jacobus. / The effect of signal duration on the underwater detection thresholds of a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) for single frequency-modulated tonal signals between 0.25 and 160 kHz. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2010 ; Vol. 128, No. 5. pp. 3211-22.

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