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August 25, 2023

Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba)

Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) are the primary source of food for most marine mammals and seabirds in Antarctica. Research has found that the combined effects of ocean warming, sea ice loss and ocean acidification are negatively impacting krill survival and reproduction.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant OPP 1753101.]

Learn more in the NSF Research News story Antarctic krill: Superheroes of the Southern Ocean. (Date of image: Unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug 25, 2023)

Credit: Kyle Hoppe

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