Population survey of intertidal clams on Semiahmoo Spit
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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash .
Written in English


  • Clams -- Washington (State) -- Semiahmoo Spit.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementMark Peterschmidt.
SeriesProblem series - Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University, Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
The Physical Object
Pagination[ca.50] leaves :
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13588209M

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