The Curious Life of Krill #521

April 19, 2019

Krill may be one of the most abundant forms of life on our planet... but it turns out we don't know that much about them. For a creature that underpins a massive ocean ecosystem and lives in our oceans in massive numbers, they're surprisingly difficult to study. We sit down and shine some light on these underappreciated crustaceans with Stephen Nicol, Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, Scientific Advisor to the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies, and author of the book "The Curious Life of Krill: A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World".


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Stephen Nicol

Stephen Nicol was born in Dublin, Ireland and obtained a BSc in Zoology from Aberdeen University, an MSc in Oceanography from Southampton University, a PhD in Biology from Dalhousie University and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Tasmania. He worked at the Australian Antarctic Division as a Research Scientist and Program Leader from 1987 to 2011. He was awarded the Australian Antarctic Medal in 2011 for services to Antarctic research and management. He has published numerous articles, including management papers, refereed articles, travel writing, short fiction and popular science. His recent popular science book, "The Curious Life of Krill" was critically well received and was listed on the Quartz website as one of the "best books we have read in 2018".