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Meganyctiphanes norvegica (Norwegian krill; Noorse krill)

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Northern krill, Meganyctiphanes norvegica, is a species of krill that lives in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is an important component of the zooplankton, providing food for whales, fish and birds. (In the Southern Ocean, Antarctic krill Euphausia superba fills a similar role.) M. norvegica is the only species recognised in the genus Meganyctiphanes, although it has been known by several synonyms: \n* Euphausia intermedia \n* Euphausia lanei Holt & Tattersall, 1905 \n* Meganyctiphanes calmani \n* Nyctiphanes norvegicus G. O. Sars, 1883 \n* Thysanopoda norvegica
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Speed [1]  0.168 MPH (.075 m/s)

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Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  


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Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[23]


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