Title

Survey of Larval Euphausia superba Lipid Content Along the Western Antarctic Peninsula During Late Autumn 2006

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Publication Title

Polar Science

Keywords

Larvae, Krill, Heterotrophic, Recruitment

ISSN

1873-9652

Volume

5

Issue/No.

3

First Page

383

Last Page

389

Abstract

A survey of larval Euphausia superba (furcilia stages four and six) was conducted in waters along the western Antarctic Peninsula during late autumn (May and June 2006). Larvae were collected from stations in four regions to estimate dry weight and lipid content. There were no statistically significant differences in the dry weight or lipid content among the regions sampled. The overall average (±S.D.) dry weight was 1.51 ± 0.32 mg indiv.−1 and 0.85 ± 0.12 mg indiv.−1 for F6 and F4 larvae, respectively. The average (±S.D.) lipid content was 21.6 ± 9.6 %DW and 27.9 ± 13.7 %DW for F6 and F4 larvae, respectively.

Comments

©2011 Elsevier B.V. and NIPR. All rights reserved.

Additional Comments

NSF grant #: 0338087

ORCID ID

0000-0002-5280-7071

DOI

10.1016/j.polar.2011.01.001

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