Defining parameters for sea turtle research in the Marshall Islands

by Mike A. McCoy

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Island Region in [Honolulu, HI]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 88 Downloads: 721
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  • Sea turtles -- Research -- Marshall Islands.

Edition Notes

Statementprepared by Mike A. McCoy.
SeriesAdministrative report ;, AR-PIR-08-04, Administrative report (United States. National Marine Fisheries Service. Pacific Islands Region) ;, AR-PIR-08-04.
ContributionsUnited States. National Marine Fisheries Service. Pacific Islands Region.
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LC ClassificationsQL666.C536 M39 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination88 p. :
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3371093M
LC Control Number2004451312
OCLC/WorldCa56568447

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).Among the 5 sea turtle species recorded in South China, the green turtle is the most common and is the.Sea Turtles.

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