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Rapid coral mortality following doldrums-like conditions on Iriomote, Japan. / Baird, Andrew H.; Keith, Sal; Woolsey, Erika et al.

In: F1000Research, Vol. 6, 1728, 12.03.2018.

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Baird, A. H., Keith, S., Woolsey, E., Yoshida, R., & Naruse, T. (2018). Rapid coral mortality following doldrums-like conditions on Iriomote, Japan. F1000Research, 6, [1728]. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.12660.2

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Baird AH, Keith S, Woolsey E, Yoshida R, Naruse T. Rapid coral mortality following doldrums-like conditions on Iriomote, Japan. F1000Research. 2018 Mar 12;6:1728. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.12660.2

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Baird, Andrew H. ; Keith, Sal ; Woolsey, Erika et al. / Rapid coral mortality following doldrums-like conditions on Iriomote, Japan. In: F1000Research. 2018 ; Vol. 6.

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