Join us at our next launch ... 

We look forward to hosting the launch, by Dr Nick Gales (Director of the Australian Antarctic Division) and Associate Prof Elizabeth Leane, of Stephen Nicol’s new book, The Curious Life of Krill: A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World, published by Island Press.

An eminent krill scientist takes us on a journey through the dark, icy world of krill. Krill. It’s a familiar word that conjures oceans, whales, and swimming crustaceans. Scientists say they are one of most abundant animals on the planet. But few can accurately describe krill or explain their ecological importance.

Eminent krill scientist Stephen Nicol wants us to know more about these enigmatic creatures and how we can protect them as Antarctic ice melts. This engaging account takes us to the Southern Ocean to learn firsthand the difficulties and rewards of studying krill in their habitat. From his early education about the sex lives of krill in the Bay of Fundy to a krill tattoo gone awry, Nicol uses humor and personal stories to bring the biology and beauty of krill to life.

“Krill expert Stephen Nicol transports us to the world of one of the ocean’s most important, least-understood creatures. A krill is indeed curious: its ability to shrink when short of food, its intricate relationship with Antarctic sea ice, and its critical role in great-whale ecosystems. Read this book and you will understand our human relationship with krill, and feel that you have swum with it through Antarctic seas.” ~ David Agnew, Director of Science, Marine Stewardship Council

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Where: The Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square
When: Wednesday June 6th, from 5.30pm


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