relationship of marine birds to oceanic fronts off the northeastern United States

technical progress report, April to November 1981 by Kevin D. Powers

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Health & Environmental Research, Ecological Research Division, Marine Research Division in Washington, D.C

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  • Sea birds -- Northeastern States.,
  • Sea birds -- Food -- Northeastern States.,
  • Sea birds -- Geographical distribution.

Edition Notes

StatementK. D. Powers and E. H. Backus ; prepared for U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Health & Environmental Research, Ecological Research Division.
ContributionsBackus, E. H., United States. Dept. of Energy.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
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