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Norwegian Thomas Wærner (47) today won the legendary Iditarod. The dog race that runs from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska was won by Thomas after fighting for over 9 days in the majestic nature in Alaska, along with his 14 dogs. Thomas is the third Norwegian in history, after Robert Sørlie and Joar Ulsom, to win the world's largest dog race.
Meet Christina Denberg, Quality Controller for Aker BioMarine. She is currently on board the Antarctic Endurance, our revolutionary krill vessel that pushes technological boundaries and enables more sustainable operations. Christina gives us a taste of what life is like at sea.
Here’s the latest from the team onboard the ‘Saga Sea’ as they continue their krill survey in the Southern Ocean.
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The Institute for Marine Research (IMR) in Norway has collaborated for a decade with Aker BioMarine, with a focus on surveying the krill ecosystem around the South Orkney Islands in the Southern Ocean. This season, the collaboration was enhanced with the addition of Dr. Javier Arata, who serves as the Executive Officer for the Association of Responsible Krill Harvesting Companies (ARK). Just a few weeks ago, they set out on a mission to survey krill during the Antarctic summer.
Whether at sea, or onshore, in Oslo, Houston, or somewhere in the Southern Ocean, our people define who we are. Their skills and dedication continue to drive us ever forward.
The new year is about making former investments succeed, said our CEO Matts Johansen during his interview with IntraFish. He further recalls all the investments that took shape in the past year, which will impact the business positively in 2020.
Superba Krill oil
Aker BioMarine’s Superba Krill Oil is a natural source of essential omega-3s, phospholipids, choline and astaxanthin. The phospholipid-bound EPA and DHA fatty acids found in krill are documented to be a readily absorbable source of important long-chain omega-3s. Superba Krill Oil contributes to a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle, supporting heart, brain, and joint health.
Aker BioMarine produces nutrient-rich feed ingredients made from Antarctic krill, that help improve aquaculture efficiency. QRILL Aqua is rich in phospholipid-bound omega-3 fatty acids, the antioxidant astaxanthin, proteins and minerals. Previously, QRILL Aqua was known to promote faster growth in fish and shrimp. As we have learned more about the fundamental functions of krill nutrients, krill is also used in feed to improve stress tolerance, health and quality of both fish and shrimp.
Made of whole dried Antarctic krill, QRILL Pet is a functional ingredient for pet food. Products enriched with QRILL Pet provide a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, marine proteins and the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin. QRILL Pet offers a number of benefits for pets, including healthy organs, joints and fur.