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Record number 498173
Title Size and stage composition of age class 0 Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in the ice–water interface layer during winter/early spring
Author(s) Schaafsma, F.L.; David, C.; Pakhomov, E.A.; Hunt, B.P.V.; Lange, B.A.; Flores, H.; Franeker, J.A. van
Source Polar Biology 39 (2016)9. - ISSN 0722-4060 - p. 1515 - 1526.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-015-1877-7
Department(s) Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management
IMARES Ecosystemen
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Antarctic krill - Furcilia - Juveniles - Size distribution - Under-ice habitat - Vertical distribution
Abstract

The condition and survival of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) strongly depends on sea ice conditions during winter. How krill utilize sea ice depends on several factors such as region and developmental stage. A comprehensive understanding of sea ice habitat use by krill, however, remains largely unknown. The aim of this study was to improve the understanding of the krill’s interaction with the sea ice habitat during winter/early spring by conducting large-scale sampling of the ice–water interface (0–2 m) and comparing the size and developmental stage composition of krill with the pelagic population (0–500 m). Results show that the population in the northern Weddell Sea consisted mainly of krill that were

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