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(English) Atlantic Krill look like small shrimp but do not have the characteristic 'shrimp-bend'. They have large black eyes and under the abdomen are rows of light organs. The name Antarctic Krill is commonly applied to large populations of small shrimp-like crustaceans in Antarctic waters composed of up to 80 species of which about 30 are euphausiids (e.g. Euphausia superba). Various treatments including freezing in fresh state or after cooking, making paste and for soups, etc. Because of organoleptic and pigmenting properties also used as a component of wet feed when farming salmons. (See also: crustaceans, organoleptic)

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