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Published by Fisheries Research Board of Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Seals (Animals) -- Canada.,
  • Pinnipedia -- Canada, Eastern.,
  • Pinnipedia -- Arctic regions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby A.W. Mansfield ; illustrations by the author.
SeriesBulletin / Fisheries Research Board of Canada -- no. 137, Bulletin (Fisheries Research Board of Canada) -- no. 137.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL737.P6 M36
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p. :
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21698315M

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