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Krill maintenance and experimentation at the Australian Antarctic Division


King, R and Nicol, S and Cramp, P and Swadling, KM, Krill maintenance and experimentation at the Australian Antarctic Division, Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 36, (4) pp. 271-283. ISSN 0091-181X (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/10236240310001614457


Live Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, have been maintained for experimental purposes at the Australian Antarctic Division since 1981. This population has been replenished on an annual basis with animals taken from the wild. Techniques used to capture and maintain live krill are discussed here, with particular reference given to the development of systems for their maintenance. Details are also provided for specific experimental systems that have been used to conduct research into the behaviour and physiology of krill both at-sea and in shore-based laboratories.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
UTAS Author:Swadling, KM (Dr Kerrie Swadling)
ID Code:29377
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-18

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