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The Curious Life of Krill


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Stephen Nicol, one of the world's foremost experts on krill, has spent decades as an Antarctic krill research scientist and program leader for the Australian government. He is an adjunct professor in the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, in Hobart, and is the recipient of the Australian Antarctic Medal for outstanding contributions to Antarctic research.


"Fascinating...Nicol's book deftly explains [krill's] life history and critical place in marine ecosystems."-- "Hakai Magazine newsletter"
"The Curious Life of Krill takes the reader deep into the Southern Ocean...Nicol writes passionately about [krill] biology, exploitation, and management."-- "Nature"
"The Curious Life of Krill offers a newfound appreciation for the complex ecology of a species we have much to learn from, and many reasons to protect. An exceptional and impressively informative study...unreservedly recommended."-- "Midwest Book Review"
"A captivating little book...Nicol does a superb job of distilling crustacean biology, hard-won personal experience, and interesting history into a book that never gets a chance to outstay its welcome. If you have even the slightest interest in books on oceanography, marine ecosystems, or the many interesting creatures that live here you should most certainly add this book to your reading list."-- "Inquisitive Biologist"
"Marine scientist Nicol's passion for krill...certainly comes across...those seeking a very accessible entry point to marine biology and conservation will find it here."-- "Publishers Weekly"

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