What Are
Krill?

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What Are Krill?

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What Are<br /> Krill?
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What Are Krill?

Krill are small shrimp-like crustaceans at the base of a complex food chain. 85 species span the globe’s oceans with a total biomass of approximately 600 million tons, making them the largest animal biomass in the world.

They provide an important food source for whales, seals, penguins, albatrosses, and many other birds. Today, krill are also recognized as an emerging and potent source of marine omega-3 fatty acids that offer multiple health benefits.

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