APPEARANCE, DISTRIBUTION, AND GENETIC DISTINCTIVENESS OF LONGMAN'S BEAKED WHALE, INDOPACETUS PACIFICUS

@article{Dalebout2003APPEARANCEDA,
  title={APPEARANCE, DISTRIBUTION, AND GENETIC DISTINCTIVENESS OF LONGMAN'S BEAKED WHALE, INDOPACETUS PACIFICUS},
  author={Merel L. Dalebout and C. Scott Baker and R C Anderson and Peter B. Best and Victor G. Cockcroft and Harvey L. Hinsz and Victor M. Peddemors and Robert L. Pitman},
  journal={Marine Mammal Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={421-461}
}
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