Myths and Legends: links to ice; depth distribution; population trajectories - Myths and Facts of almost 100 years of krill research -


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Bettina.Meyer [ at ] awi.de

Abstract

How much have we learnt about krill since the Discovery era? The recent decades have further allowed various multi-disciplinary studies, technological development and new modelling approaches and revealed various exciting and interesting lifestyle of krill. After browsing through the literature, topics on krill link to ice, their depth distribution or krill ecology in different trajectories, interestingly, despite having flows of new findings it seems that almost 100 years of krill research the view on these topics in the end have not changed much. One good example is the myth “krill (adults and Larvae) feeding on ice algae during mid-winter”. The majority of observations at this time of the year do not support this view for adult krill and also on larvae it is not conclusive. However, when it comes to hypothesis on krill overwintering the community tends to omit these facts. Why?? In this talk I outline these almost contrasting views, try to find explanations why myths and legends are so resistant in the science community and that this fact strongly impede opening new avenues in krill research and funding opportunities.



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Third international krill symposium, 12 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017, St. Andrews, Scottland, UK.
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Meyer, B. (2017): Myths and Legends: links to ice; depth distribution; population trajectories - Myths and Facts of almost 100 years of krill research - , Third international krill symposium, St. Andrews, Scottland, UK, 12 June 2017 - 16 June 2017 .


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