Krill

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About Krill[edit | edit source]

Krill are shrimp-like marine invertebrate animals. These small crustaceans are important organisms of the zooplankton, particularly as food for baleen whales, manta rays, whale sharks, crabeater seals and other seals, and a few seabird species that feed almost exclusively on them. Another name is euphausiids, after their taxonomic order Euphausiacea. The name krill comes from the Norwegian word krill meaning "young fry of fish", which is also often attributed to other species of fish.

Krill as Food[edit | edit source]

Krill is often sold either as live food, frozen or freeze-dried.