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Biogeography of Transient Reef-Fish Spawning Aggregations in the Caribbean: a Synthesis for<br/>Future Research and Management

TitleBiogeography of Transient Reef-Fish Spawning Aggregations in the Caribbean: a Synthesis forFuture Research and Management
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsKobara, S, Heyman, WD, Pittman, SJ, Nemeth, RS
EditorHughes, RN, Hughes, DJ, Smith, IP
Book TitleOceanography and Marine Biology, An Annual Review, Volume 51
PublisherCRC Pres
CityBoca Raton, Florida
KeywordsEnvironmental & Ecological Toxicology, GIS and oceanography, Marine & Aquatic Science, Marine and Offshore Structures

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