Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Available from NTIS in Miami, Fla, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Sea turtles -- Mexico, Gulf of.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Nancy B. Thompson ... [et al.].
SeriesNOAA technical memorandum NMFS-SEFSC -- 286., NOAA technical memorandum NMFS-SEFC -- 286.
ContributionsThompson, Nancy B., Southeast Fisheries Center (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 12 p., [12] leaves :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16045583M

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