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Anthropogenic noise increases fish mortality by predation. / Simpson, Stephen D.; Radford, Andrew N.; Nedelec, Sophie L.; Ferrari, Maud C O; Chivers, Douglas P.; McCormick, Mark I.; Meekan, Mark G.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 7, 10544, 05.02.2016.

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Simpson, SD, Radford, AN, Nedelec, SL, Ferrari, MCO, Chivers, DP, McCormick, MI & Meekan, MG 2016, 'Anthropogenic noise increases fish mortality by predation', Nature Communications, vol. 7, 10544. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10544

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Simpson, S. D., Radford, A. N., Nedelec, S. L., Ferrari, M. C. O., Chivers, D. P., McCormick, M. I., & Meekan, M. G. (2016). Anthropogenic noise increases fish mortality by predation. Nature Communications, 7, [10544]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10544

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Simpson SD, Radford AN, Nedelec SL, Ferrari MCO, Chivers DP, McCormick MI et al. Anthropogenic noise increases fish mortality by predation. Nature Communications. 2016 Feb 5;7. 10544. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10544

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Simpson, Stephen D. ; Radford, Andrew N. ; Nedelec, Sophie L. ; Ferrari, Maud C O ; Chivers, Douglas P. ; McCormick, Mark I. ; Meekan, Mark G. / Anthropogenic noise increases fish mortality by predation. In: Nature Communications. 2016 ; Vol. 7.

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