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Experimental studies into growth and ageing of krill
Entry ID: Krill_growth_rates

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2337
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The experimental krill research program is focussed on obtaining life history information of use in managing the krill fishery - the largest Antarctic fishery. In particular, the program will concentrate on studies into schooling, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.0   S: -67.0   E: 110.0   W: 60.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-03-11
Stop Date: 2003-03-17
ISO Topic Category
TRAWL Ancillary Description
Quality The dataset available for download includes:

1) validated database (only specimens representative of natural growth rates)
2) Summary information of the stations
3) All IGR data including unvalidated data.

Natural growth rates of krill are only measured from the specimens that moulted within 5 days from the start of each experiment. All IGR data include data from specimens that moulted after 5 days as well as the specimens with incomplete sets of data, for example 'growth could not be measured due to damaged body parts', etc.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference at the provided URL when using these data.

Creative Commons License
This "Experimental studies into growth and ageing of krill" is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 276 kb
Distribution Format: excel
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6232 3324
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: stephen.nicol at
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Shin H.-C., Nicol S., King R. (2003) Nucleic acid content as a potential growth rate estimator of Antarctic krill; results from field-caught krill from the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean. Marine Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 36(4). 295-305

Nicol S., Stolp M., Cochran T., Geijsel P., Marshall J. (1993) Growth and shrinkage of Antarctic krill Euphausia superba from the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean during summer. Marine Ecology Progress Series 89. 175-181
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10

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