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Mirrors in ice. Fulmarine petrels and Antartic ecosystems

By Jan Andries van Franeker


Petrels are seabirds that are characterised by the possessioonf one or two homy tubes on top of the bill covering their nostrils. The petrels, or tubenosed seabirds (Order: Procellariiformes or Tubinares) are probably an old bird group that evolved in the southem hemisphere and that is related to the penguins (Order: Sphenisciformes). But unlike the penguins, petrels developed remarkable flying skills that enable them to utilize the most distant parts of the world's oceans. See: summary and concluding remarks.

Topics: Watervogels, Ecosystemen, Proefschriften (vorm); zo¨ogeografie, zo¨o-ecologie; ecologie: algemeen; Zuidpoolgebied
Year: 2001
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