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Antarctic krill as a source of dissolved organic carbon to the Antarctic ecosystem
Limnology and Oceanography
  • Sergio Ruiz-Halpern
  • Carlos M Duarte
  • Antonio Tovar-Sanchez
  • Marcos Pastor
  • Burkhard Horstkotte
  • Sebastien Lasternas
  • Susana Agusti
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract
The role of krill as a source of dissolved organic matter in the Southern Ocean was tested through a series of experiments performed around the Antarctic Peninsula. These experiments revealed high but variable release rates of dissolved material (carbon and nutrients), supplying, on average, 150 mmol dissolved organic carbon (DOC) m
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Ruiz-Halpern, S, Duarte, CM, Tovar-Sanchez, A, Pastor, M, Horstkotte, B, Lasternas, S & Agusti, S 2011, 'Antarctic krill as a source of dissolved organic carbon to the Antarctic ecosystem', Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 521-528.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4319/lo.2011.56.2.0521