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2010 Krill Sex. Digital animation
Animation is generated using IBM and Amiga systems with Autodesk Animator pro and Deluxe Paint IV software. Digital files are rephotographed frame by frame to 16mm film.

Animation: Lisa Roberts
Krill story: So Kawaguchi
Music: Graeme Ewing
Krill data: Australian Antarctic Division

This animation was made to help to make sense of the first observation of the entire mating dance of Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill). The observation was made by So Kawaguchi from the Australian Antarctic Division. He co-authored a paper on the finding with the animator and other scientists. The paper was published in the Oxford Journal of Plankton Research:

DOI: 10.1093/plankt/FBR006.
Authors: Kawaguchi, S., Kilpatrick, R., Roberts, L.,
King, R.A. and Nicol, S.