Sex in the sea is the latest iteration of a work that evolves, like a scientific model, to reflect current understanding of the global ecosystem. The title comes from William Gladstone, Head of the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), who regularly gives public lectures on this topic. A complete list of scientists and artists who contributed to the animation can be seen here: http://www.livingdata.net.au/content/contributors/contributors.php
Key data and iconography come from UTS, the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and visual and performing artists around the world. The story (hypothesis) was written by Lisa Roberts with krill biologist Steve Nicol and co-coordinator of Lynchpin, the Ocean Project, Sue Anderson.
The animation builds on PhD research completed by Lisa Roberts in 2010: Antarctic Animation: Gestures and lines describe a changing environment.
See LivingData.net.au and AntarcticAnimation.com