Environmental Research Issues: Krill in the Antarctic Ecosystem

August 9, 2013 – RIMFROST

One of the things you hear most often about the Antarctic krill is that it is one of the most abundant animal species there is. While this is true, counting krill is a tricky task indeed with the total amount of Antarctic krill estimated to be between 117 million to 379 million tons. But more research is needed for estimating the number of krill more accurately and understanding more about their characteristics and role in the ecosystem.

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