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  • Sloan, N.A., 1979. "Starfish encounters: An experimental study of its advantages," Experientia (Basel), Vol. 35, No. 10, 1314-15.
  • Sloan, N.A., 1980. "The arm curling and terminal tube-foot responses of the asteroid Crossaster papposus," Journal of Natural History, Vol. 14, No. 4, 469-482.
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  • Sloan, N.A., and Northway, S.M., 1982. "Chemoreception by the Asteroid Crossaster papposus," Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Vol. 61, No. 1, 85-98.


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