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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish8177

Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba. The small front appendages are used for raking tiny bits of algae from ice. The green mass in the photo is the hepatopancreas, and bioluminescent (light-emitting) organs are visible at the base of the eyestalk and thorax.

Image ID: fish8177, NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Location: Antarctica
Photographer: Dr. Wayne Trivelpiece
Credit: NOAA NMFS SWFSC Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) Program

Category: Fisheries/

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