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Krill with particles stuck in their digestive tracts. Red arrows point to the sediment particles. (Figure 4 in the paper.)

Antarctic krill, stuck with rocks in a hard place

Nicole Couto

Krill have been washing up on the coast of an Antarctic island with pebbles stuck in their digestive tracts. As melting glaciers dump more sediments into the ocean, krill sometimes find themselves stuck among the dirt and their filter feeding systems get clogged so no real food can get down.

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