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krill

 (krĭl)
n. pl. krill
The collection of small marine crustaceans of the order Euphausiacea that are the principal food of baleen whales.

[Norwegian kril, young fry of fish.]

krill

(krɪl)
n, pl krill
(Animals) any small shrimplike marine crustacean of the order Euphausiacea: the principal food of whalebone whales
[C20: from Norwegian kril young fish]

krill

(krɪl)

n., pl. krill.
any of the small, pelagic, shrimplike crustaceans of the family Euphausiidae.
[1905–10; < Norwegian]

krill

(krĭl)
Small crustaceans that float in the ocean in huge numbers and are one of the most important parts of zooplankton. Krill are the main food of baleen whales.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.krill - shrimp-like planktonic crustaceans; major source of food for e.g. baleen whales
malacostracan crustacean - a major subclass of crustaceans
Euphausiacea, order Euphausiacea - small commonly luminescent crustaceans; important element of marine plankton: krill
Euphausia pacifica - food for jellyfish
Translations

krill

[krɪl] N (krill (pl)) → camarón m antártico
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That abundance of krill, the theory goes, surely boosted the population of those predators that weren't otherwise killed off, such as Antarctic minke whales.
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Well, krill feed on microscopic plankton near the ocean surface and descend to deeper waters at night to avoid predators.
They dive beneath and blow a circle of bubbles, called a "bubble net," which stampedes the krill into a crowded mass in the center of the circle.
At a depth of about 20 meters (66 feet), the flightless bird slows down as it reaches a swarm of krill.