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The Secret Life of Krill

Dr. Reiss's findings are crucial. Two hundred and fifty scientists and policy makers are now gathered in Hobart, Tasmania, for an annual conference on managing Antarctica's marine life, including how to preserve the krill population. Dr. Reiss's five winter expeditions to the Antarctic showed that large numbers of krill remain in the open sea, in areas where fishing companies trawl for them.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Krill are vitally important for maintaining the ecological balance in the Antarctic oceans.  This is why the frenzy to harvest krill for the very low levels of EPA and DHA they contain has never made any sense.

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