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Tag: Simeon Hill

  • Tuesday, January 22nd 2019 - 08:50 UTC

    Krill retreating towards Antarctica because of climate change

    Krill are small, shrimp-like creatures that swarm in vast numbers and form a major part of the diets of whales, penguins, seabirds, seals and fish

    A keystone prey species in the Southern Ocean is retreating towards the Antarctic because of climate change. Krill are small, shrimp-like creatures that swarm in vast numbers and form a major part of the diets of whales, penguins, seabirds, seals and fish. Scientists say warming conditions in recent decades have led to the krill contracting pole-ward.

  • Monday, August 26th 2013 - 08:25 UTC

    Rising sea temperature will reduce krill growth habitat in Antarctica

    Dr. Simeon Hill, a marine biologist at BAS, said krill grow faster in cold

    Antarctic krill are usually less than 6 cm in length, but their size belies the major role they play in sustaining much of the life in the Southern Ocean. They are the primary food source for many species of whales, seals, penguins and fish.