The Ythan Estuary - References
The following list of references is still in the process of being added to. We now have a total of 153 references to date (28 February 2008). All references to thesis are entered in dark red text. If you know of any research references which relate to the Ythan Estuary and are not in the following list please could you send them direct to Owen McPherson marked with the subject header "Ythan references".
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