Photo: Tiny Krill Key to Ocean Turbulence, Study Says



Thousands of lobster krill swim off the coast of New Zealand.

Mass movements of the krill species Euphausia pacifica in Saanich Inlet in British Columbia, Canada, create thousands of times more turbulence than winds and tides alone, new research reveals. The tiny creatures may therefore help cycle nutrients from the ocean depths to surface waters.

Photograph by Maria Stenzel/NGS


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