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Research trip to the Antarctic: Antarctic krillers

Posted on behalf of Jane Qiu Science journalist Jane Qiu is at the Palmer ecological research station on the Antarctic Peninsula, joining researchers investigating how climate change has affected the region in recent decades. Please check back for her dispatches from the bottom of the world. Kim Bernard and Carolina Funkey, ecologists of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, fondly known as the krillers at the Palmer ecological research station in western Antarctic Peninsula, are out fishing again. They have been towing nets repeatedly within the three-kilometre boating range around the station, in the hope of catching 


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