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A DIVERGENT mtDNA LINEAGE AMONG MESOPLODON BEAKED WHALES: MOLECULAR EVIDENCE FOR A NEW SPECIES IN THE TROPICAL PACIFIC?

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  • Merel L. Dalebout,

    1. School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
      University of New South Wales,
      Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
      E-mail: m.dalebout@unsw.edu.au
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  • C. Scott Baker,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland,
      Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1000, New Zealand
      Current address: Marine Mammal Institute, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, Oregon 97365, U.S.A.
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  • Debbie Steel,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland,
      Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1000, New Zealand
      Current address: Marine Mammal Institute, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, Oregon 97365, U.S.A.
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  • Kelly M. Robertson,

    1. Southwest Fisheries Science Center,
      National Marine Fisheries Service,
      8604 La Jolla Shores Drive,
      La Jolla, California 92037, U.S.A.
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  • Susan J. Chivers,

    1. Southwest Fisheries Science Center,
      National Marine Fisheries Service,
      8604 La Jolla Shores Drive,
      La Jolla, California 92037, U.S.A.
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  • William F. Perrin,

    1. Southwest Fisheries Science Center,
      National Marine Fisheries Service,
      8604 La Jolla Shores Drive,
      La Jolla, California 92037, U.S.A.
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  • James G. Mead,

    1. National Museum of Natural History, Mailstop NHB 108,
      Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, U.S.A.
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  • Roger V. Grace,

    1. 56 Bertram Street, Warkworth, New Zealand
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  • T. David Schofield Jr

    1. NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office Protected Resources Division,
      1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1110,
      Honolulu, Hawaii 96814, U.S.A.
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Current address: Marine Mammal Institute, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University, 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, Oregon 97365, U.S.A.

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