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Steve Palumbi

The Krill Surplus Hypothesis and the Power of Data

Conservation, marine science, Natural ScienceJanuary 14, 2010

Almost a year ago, we discussed briefly the Krill Surplus Hypothesis. In this model, the removal of large baleen whales created a competitive release for Minke whales, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, exponentially increasing their food supply and and allowing their population to boom. By removing all other krill eating whale from the Antarctic, Minke whales were allowed […]