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Published by Royal Irish Academy in Dublin .
Written in English



  • Northern Ireland,
  • Down.


  • Intertidal animals -- Northern Ireland -- Down.

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Bibliography: p. 228.

StatementR. Seed and B. J. Lowry.
SeriesProceedings of the Royal Irish Academy ;, v. 73, section B, no. 14
ContributionsLowry, B. J., joint author.
LC ClassificationsAS122 .D81 vol. 73, sect. B, no. 14, QL257 .D81 vol. 73, sect. B, no. 14
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 217-230, [2] fold. leaves :
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4229916M
LC Control Number80510167

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