Spatial patterns in activity of leopard seals Hydrurga leptonyx in relation to sea ice

@article{Meade2015SpatialPI,
  title={Spatial patterns in activity of leopard seals Hydrurga leptonyx in relation to sea ice},
  author={Jessica Meade and Michaela B. Ciaglia and David J. Slip and Javier Negrete and Mar{\'i}a Elba Isabel M{\'a}rquez and Jorge Augusto Mennucci and Tracey L. Rogers},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2015},
  volume={521},
  pages={265-275}
}
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