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2011-07-04 13:01:18

A new discovery reveals that the shrimp-like creature at the heart of the Antarctic food chain could play a key role in fertilising the Southern Ocean with iron "“ stimulating the growth of phytoplankton (microscopic plant-like organisms). This process enhances the ocean's capacity for natural storage of carbon dioxide. Reporting this month in the journal Limnology and Oceanography, an international team of researchers describe how Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), once thought to...

2010-03-02 10:40:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International announced today that it has launched a new premium krill oil ingredient that boosts natural astaxanthin levels found in krill oil in a product that offers a guaranteed shelf-life of two years. Called Deep Ocean Krill(TM), the new ingredient employs Aker BioMarine's Superba® Krill Oil as a base and is fortified with Valensa's ultra-stable Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin to increase astaxanthin...

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2008-02-25 12:35:00

Krill living and feeding down to depths of 3,000 metersScientists have discovered Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) living and feeding down to depths of 3000 meters in the waters around the Antarctic Peninsula. Until now this shrimp-like crustacean was thought to live only in the upper ocean. The discovery completely changes scientists' understanding of the major food source for fish, squid, penguins, seals and whales. Reporting this week in the journal Current Biology, scientists from...