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July 8, 2005 Peer review Reviewed
July 14, 2005 Featured article candidate Promoted
July 12, 2010 Featured article review Demoted
Current status: Former featured article
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Krill biomass comparison appears outdated[edit]

The introduction to the article claims that one species of krill has "an estimated biomass of around 379,000,000 tonnes" and that this is "more than that of humans." I am not certain if this statement remains valid, as this wolfram calculation suggests (based on average human mass of 69kg) that humanity weighed almost that much in 1992, and likely crossed that mark later that year. The reference for the krill biomass appears to be based on samples taken between the years 1926-2004, by which time the human biomass had exceeded this value. It is possible that in the early '90s that species outweighed mankind, and perhaps krill populations have exploded since, but the current accuracy of this claim seems dubious. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:20, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

I noticed the same thing and made a similar calculation, which accords with yours. I'm changing it.--Clevera (talk) 05:45, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Do krills feel cold?[edit]

I was having a discussion with my friend, and we decided that we were not sure whether or not krills can feel cold. Do krills feel cold?

Thanks in advance. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:41, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Q&A should be directed at Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Science, this section if for discussion of the article. Regarding your question, most animals can sense temperature in order to avoid temperatures which can harm them, but the acceptable temperature for a krill are lower than the acceptable temperature for a human, so in brief "yes, but not at temperature you do". --Squidonius (talk) 20:42, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

In section on human consumption it states that exo skelton are high in flourides. As bottom of food chain that could affect fish that eat krill. Does this mean that these fish are then high in flourides and unsuitable for mass consumption and if not why not ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:52, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Etymology wrong[edit]

According to The official Norwegian dictionary, krill is derived from the icelandic word krili, meaning Little thing. Should I just change this, or will someone have a word first? Rkarlsba (talk) 16:25, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Many issues with the anatomy section[edit]

The description is awkward is many places. This section needs rewriting by a carcinologist. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:13, 21 July 2015 (UTC)