No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found

  title={No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found},
  author={J. De Hert and L. Jelinek and Luděk Pek{\'a}rek and Anna Pavlicek},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  • J. Hert, L. Jelinek, A. Pavlicek
  • Published 27 January 2011
  • Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
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