Solving the Krill Paradox: Researchers Find Whales Eat (and Poop) Far More Than Previously Thought

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Friday, November 5, 2021

With these new consumption estimates, the researchers calculated that the early 20th-century abundance of krill in the Southern Ocean had to be about five times what it is now in order to feed the pre-whaling whale population. This implies a complex role for whales in their ecosystems where the decline or recovery of their populations is strongly tied to overall ecosystem productivity and functioning.

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Duke University Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing

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