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In BC, euphausiid's are harvested mainly as a feed supplement for both fish farms (gives salmon their "pink" colour) and aquariums. In other areas of the world (e.g., Japan) they are also used for human consumption.
Swimming appendages are too small to enable them to swim effectively against the currents, so they are common and widespread along the BC coast.
Krill undergo a daily "diurnal" cycle, where they spend the daylight hours in the twilight depths of the ocean (100 metres or 300 feet), and during the night or cloudy days they come closer to the surface.
Intertidal at over 100 metres subtidal depth to 60 metres.
Range up to 25 mm (1") in length, but average 16 mm (5/8") in length.
Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada