We have an aquarium dedicated to caring for and studying this keystone species of the Southern Ocean.
Our scientists conduct research on krill biology, physiology, ecology, behaviour, population dynamics and genetics. And we research the impact of climate change and ocean acidification on the different life stages of krill.
Our work informs the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to ensure sustainable management of the krill fishery around Antarctica.
Our research team is led by senior krill biologist Dr So Kawaguchi.
Watch the short video to hear Dr Kawaguchi describe how he got into krill research and why he loves krill. Then check out some of our videos, stories and educational resources about Antarctic krill in the links below.
- RSV Nuyina’s ‘wet well’ has revolutionised the capture of live Antarctic krill in the Southern Ocean
- Krill Matters – come with us on a visually stunning voyage into the Southern Ocean to study krill from all angles.
- What have we learnt about krill?
- Krill face deadly cost of ocean acidification
- Antarctic krill break down microplastics