Studies of a nearshore community inhabited by sea otters
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Studies of a nearshore community inhabited by sea otters by Paul Kuykendall Dayton

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Published by Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sea otter.,
  • Kelps.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPaul K. Dayton, Brian D. Keller, David A. Ven Tresca ; prepared for U.S. Marine Mammal Commission.
SeriesReport -- no. MMC-78/14., Report (United States. Marine Mammal Commission) -- MMC-78/14.
ContributionsKeller, Brian D., 1948-, Ven Tresca, David A.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 91 p. :
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14208312M

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