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Volume 2014, Article ID 861396, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/861396
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Interannual Differences for Sea Turtles Bycatch in Spanish Longliners from Western Mediterranean Sea

1Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, Puerto Pesquero s/n, Fuengirola, 29640 Málaga, Spain
2Biogeography, Diversity, and Conservation Research Team, Department of Animal Biology, University of Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain

Received 29 August 2013; Accepted 26 December 2013; Published 10 February 2014

Academic Editors: R. Bastida and O. Pantos

Copyright © 2014 José C. Báez 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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