Antarctic krill

A tiny crustacean that weighs less than a paperclip
krill swim by the billions in the Antarctic seas.

The total weight of Antarctic krill
is more than the total weight of all the people on earth.

They are indispensable in the food chain.

Without krill, most life forms in the Antarctic would disappear

seals
albatrosses and petrels
penguins
whales

Antarctic krill stocks have dropped by 80 percent since the 1970s
because of global warming and overfishing
for use in fish meal, pet food, and vitamin
supplements

If overharvesting continues
it could cause a collapse in the ocean’s ecology.Antarctic krill

A tiny crustacean that weighs less than a paperclip
krill swim by the billions in the Antarctic seas.

The total weight of Antarctic krill
is more than the total weight of all the people on earth.

They are indispensable in the food chain.

Without krill, most life forms in the Antarctic would disappear

seals
albatrosses and petrels
penguins
whales

Antarctic krill stocks have dropped by 80 percent since the 1970s
because of global warming and overfishing
for use in fish meal, pet food, and vitamin
supplements

If overharvesting continues
it could cause a collapse in the ocean’s ecology.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Avoid farmed salmon and most farmed shrimp. Buy organic chicken and pork that is sustainably raised on a vegetarian diet. Avoid products made with Omega-3 fish oils; instead, choose vegetable-based substitutes.
For more information visit Oceana.org

© What is Missing? Foundation
Audio: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Video: Ernie Kovacs
Source: New York Times, National Geographic

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