The Life of Krill

In the ITZ

All About It...

Live in the middle tide zone: Temperatures are less extreme due to shorter direct exposure to the sun. Also, the salinity is a little higher.

Living in the middle tide zone can cause interrupted feeding. Krill can survive up until 200 days without eating. During this time they shrink.

Special body adaptions: Krill has adopted shrinkage as a mechanism to deal with climate change.

Wave action and tides normally do not affect krill because they all stay in large swarms.

Diet: Phytoplankton, copepods, zooplankton, algae

Whales, Penguins and seals eat Krill!