The Curious Life of Krill

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The Curious Life of Krill by Stephen Nicol.

Dr Stephen Nicol, a former research scientist and program leader at the Australian Antarctic Division, has turned his 24 years of experience working with Antarctic krill into an engaging and accessible story about this globally important but poorly understood species.

In The Curious Life of Krill, Dr Nicol takes readers into the crustaceans’ underwater habitat, observing their life and habits first-hand, and revealing the critical role they play in the Antarctic ecosystem and how, in an era of climate change, they need our protection.

Described as insightful, humorous, personal and thought-provoking, The Curious Life of Krill is a valuable contribution to human understanding of these incredible creatures. The book was published by Island Press in May.