‘Stepping stone’ pattern in Pacific Arctic tern migration reveals the importance of upwelling areas

  title={‘Stepping stone’ pattern in Pacific Arctic tern migration reveals the importance of upwelling areas},
  author={Aly McKnight and A. Allyn and D. Duffy and D. Irons},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  • Aly McKnight, A. Allyn, +1 author D. Irons
  • Published 2013
  • Geography
  • Marine Ecology Progress Series
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