Bettina Meyer

Bettina Meyer

Image by/from WavyGeekBettina Meyer is a German Antarctic researcher, best known for her work on the ecology and physiology of invertebrates in the pelagic zone. She is the head of the ecophysiology of pelagic key species working group at the Alfred Wegener Institute...
Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin

Image by/from Jynto (talk)Astaxanthin /astəˈzantɪn/ is a keto-carotenoid. It belongs to a larger class of chemical compounds known as terpenes (as a tetraterpenoid) built from five carbon precursors, isopentenyl diphosphate, and dimethylallyl diphosphate. Astaxanthin...

Copepod

Copepods (/ˈkoʊpɪpɒd/; meaning “oar-feet”) are a group of small crustaceans found in nearly every freshwater and saltwater habitat. Some species are planktonic (drifting in sea waters), some are benthic (living on the ocean floor), and some continental...
Biomass (ecology)

Biomass (ecology)

Image by/from Martin St-Amant (S23678)The biomass is the mass of living biological organisms in a given area or ecosystem at a given time. Biomass can refer to species biomass, which is the mass of one or more species, or to community biomass, which is the mass of all...
Crabeater seal

Crabeater seal

Image by/from Liam Quinn from CanadaLobodon carcinophagus The crabeater seal (Lobodon carcinophaga), also known as the krill-eater seal, is a true seal with a circumpolar distribution around the coast of Antarctica. They are medium- to large-sized (over 2 m in...
Blue whale

Blue whale

Image by/from NOAA Photo LibraryThe blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whale suborder Mysticeti. Reaching a maximum confirmed length of 29.9 meters (98 feet) and weight of 177 tonnes (190 tons), it is the largest animal known...