Declining Wild Salmon Populations in Relation to Parasites from Farm Salmon

@article{Krkoek2007DecliningWS,
  title={Declining Wild Salmon Populations in Relation to Parasites from Farm Salmon},
  author={M. Krko{\vs}ek and J. S. Ford and A. Morton and S. Lele and R. Myers and M. Lewis},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={318},
  pages={1772 - 1775}
}
  • M. Krkošek, J. S. Ford, +3 authors M. Lewis
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Science
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