Diet of the Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi ) from the Northwestern Hawaiian islands during 1991 to 1994

@article{GoodmanLowe1998DietOT,
  title={Diet of the Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi ) from the Northwestern Hawaiian islands during 1991 to 1994},
  author={Gwen D. Goodman-Lowe},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={132},
  pages={535-546}
}
  • G. Goodman-Lowe
  • Published 29 October 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
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