Feeding Ecology And Diet

Feeds mainly on phytoplankton; also sea ice algae, and cope-pods. Strategies for surviving the Antarctic winter include the ability, demonstrated in laboratory studies, to withstand months of starvation; they accomplish this without significant fat reserves by reducing their size, metabolizing some of their own mass in the process and producing a smaller exoskeleton at their next molt. Absent large schools of pelagic fish such as the herring of the North Atlantic, this species occupies this niche as the keystone species of the ecosystem; they are staple food of many of the larger organisms in the Southern Ocean, including fish, squid, marine mammals, and birds.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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