Ocean-bottom krill sex
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- Journal Article
- Journal of Plankton Research, 2011, 33 (7), pp. 1134 - 1138
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For the first time the entire sequence of the mating behaviour of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) in the wild is captured on underwater video. This footage also provides evidence that mating can take place near the seafloor at depths of 400700 m. This observation challenges the generally accepted concept of the pelagic lifestyle of krill. The mating behaviour observed most closely resembles the mating behaviour reported for a decapod shrimp (Penaeus). The implications of the new observation are also discussed. © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please email: journals.permissionsoup.com2011This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. © © The Author 2011. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please email: journals.permissionsoup.com.
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