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
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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