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Journal of Marine Biology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 819263, 8 pages
Research Article

Cetacean Presence in the Trincomalee Bay and Adjacent Waters, Sri Lanka

1Department of Zoology, University of Kelaniya, 11600 Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
2BEAR (Biodiversity Education and Research), No. 4, Dr. E. W. Adikaram Mawatha, 10100 Pita Kotte, Sri Lanka
3IUCN-Sirenian Specialist Group, Regional Member (Indian Ocean), Sri Lanka
4Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS), University of Peradeniya, 20400 Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
5Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Medicine, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine, 10115 Malabe, Sri Lanka

Received 31 May 2014; Revised 3 September 2014; Accepted 17 September 2014; Published 21 October 2014

Academic Editor: Judith S. Weis

Copyright © 2014 Ranil P. Nanayakkara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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