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The curious life of krill, a conservation story from the bottom of the world, Stephen Nicol ; foreword by Marc Mangel - hbk

"Scientists say they are one of most abundant animals on the planet. But when pressed, few people can accurately describe krill or explain their ecological importance. Antarctic krill have used their extraordinary adaptive skills to survive and thrive for millions of years in a dark, icy world far from human interference. But with climate change melting ice caps at the top and bottom of the world, and increased human activity and pollution, their evolutionary flexibility to withstand these new pressures may not be enough. Eminent krill scientist Stephen Nicol wants us to know more about this enigmatic creature of the sea. He argues that it's critical to understand krill's complex biology in order to protect them as the krill fishing industry expands. Ocean enthusiasts will come away with a newfound appreciation for the complex ecology of a species we have much to learn from, and many reasons to protect."--Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Oceans of krill -- Going with the floes -- Labors of love -- Bringing krill to life -- Antarctic fast food -- Eating krill -- Conventional approaches -- Krill futures
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
xvi, 194 p., ill., 24 cm

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