Title

Antarctic krill as a source of dissolved organic carbon to the Antarctic ecosystem

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Ruiz-Halpern, S, Duarte, CM, Tovar-Sanchez, A, Pastor, M, Horstkotte, B, Lasternas, S & Agusti, S 2011, 'Antarctic krill as a source of dissolved organic carbon to the Antarctic ecosystem', Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 521-528.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.4319/lo.2011.56.2.0521

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The role of krill as a source of dissolved organic matter in the Southern Ocean was tested through a series of experiments performed around the Antarctic Peninsula. These experiments revealed high but variable release rates of dissolved material (carbon and nutrients), supplying, on average, 150 mmol dissolved organic carbon (DOC) m