Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

License to Krill

Sunday, March 20, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Baird Auditorium
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20560
United States

 Image credit: License to Krill


License to Krill (France/UK, 2015, 87 min.) Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Winner

Antarctic krill may be tiny, but they’re massively important: a whole ecosystem depends on these little crustaceans, with whales, seals, and penguins all relying on them as a primary food source. They’re thought to have the highest collective biomass of any species on earth, but their population is in precipitous decline, pushing scientists to delve into icy waters in search of answers.

Their research, dynamically relayed in License To Krill, says as much about the wonder and mystery of nature as it does about the alarmingly immediate effects of climate change. Directed by David Sington and produced by Heather Walsh.

Followed by a discussion and Q & A. 

This program is supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Ocean Education and Outreach program. For more information on ocean science and your connection to the ocean, visit

Part of of the 2016 Environmental Film Festival at NMNH

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