COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Warming Oceans May Threaten Krill, a Cornerstone of the Antarctic Ecosystem
Description: Krill, typically about the size of a pinkie and similar in appearance to shrimp, are one of the most abundant animal species on earth, and a cornerstone of the Antarctic ecosystem. In the Southern Ocean, most marine life is a direct predator of krill or just one step removed. Diminishing krill stocks can mean less food for squid, whales, seals, fish, penguins and sea birds. [Source: New York Times]
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Source: New York Times
Publish Date: 10/19/2015
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