Antarctic krill Euphausia superba filter of thoracopods 10000 times SEM scan

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Name: Antarctic krill - filter of thoracopods

Scientific name: Euphausia superba

Details: the grid of the 3nd degree setae in the gaps of the 2nd degree setae

Special: one of the most remarkable filters ever built on this planet to hunt for even the tinyest partticles and plankton-organisms (mesh-openings down to 2 micron) - in the winter this structure is capable of harvesting ice algae from under the icebergs with rake-like structures (at the very tip of the filtering-legs)

Status: Scan from a bad copy of the ICES contribution C. M. 1980 / L:54 with associated poster and high resolution images - Biological Oceanography Committee - ALBERTI, G., KILS, U.: The Filtering Basket of Euphausia superba Institut fuer Meereskunde - Original was found and better resolutions will be up soon on this server

Dynamic: The function of the filtering basket during pump filtering, tow filtering and ice scraping will be on videos on this server, an interactive CD under coonstruction

Articles: KILS, U 1983 Swimming and feeding of Antarctic Krill, Euphausia superba - some outstanding energetics and dynamics - some unique morphological details. In: Berichte zur Polarforschung, Alfred Wegener Institut fuer Polarforschung, Sonderheft 4 (1983) On the biology of Krill Euphausia superba, Proceedings of the Seminar and Report of Krill Ecology Group, Ed. S. B. Schnack, pages 130 -155 and title page image

KILS U, MARSCHALL P 1995 Der Krill, wie er schwimmt und frisst - neue Einsichten mit neuen Methoden (The antarctic krill - feeding and swimming performances - new insights with new methods) In Hempel I, Hempel G, Biologie der Polarmeere - Erlebnisse und Ergebnisse (Biology of the polar oceans) Fischer Jena - Stuttgart - New York, 201-207 (and images on pages 209-210)


Copyright: Uwe Kils

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