Monitoring of tributyl tin contamination in six marine inlets using biological indicators
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Published by Marine Institute in Galway .
Written in English

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StatementDan Minchin.
SeriesMarine environment and health series -- no.6, 2003
ContributionsMarine Institute.
The Physical Object
Pagination14p. :
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19646271M

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