mare - Die Zeitschrift der Meere

No. 33 page 125 - August / September 2002

Im Netz

Up, close and personal

Not abstract art is depicted here, but a 25 000 fold magnification of a filterbasketleg belonging to the krill. Krill plough the Antarctic Seas in gigantic schools for phytoplankton. During winter they forage as lone wolf the ice for savory algae.

The krill server of Uwe Kils is functioning like a mikroscope. Organs can be magnified by mouseclick and moved with the cursor keys. The imaged krill-male, measuring 58 millimeter, is -by the way- a little star: Its photo is one of the first ever to sail the web.

Judith Reker

German original

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