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Artificial reef ecology early succession on the Lost Lithode artificial reef by Jeffrey A. Herzog

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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington State College in Bellingham, Wash .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Artificial reefs -- Washington (State) -- Burrows Bay.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesLost Lithode artificial reef.
StatementJeffrey A. Herzog.
SeriesProblem series - Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington State College, Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
The Physical Object
Pagination34 leaves :
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13588155M

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