8. Press Room

Krill is constantly in the news. Research, published studies, as well as news articles and editorial content provide a variety of perspectives and access to the most current facts and information on krill.

Interesting Facts:
  • If
    Antarctica
    melted,
    the sea level could rise
    200 feet
    worldwide

  • Krill can go for up to

    200

    days

    without eating

  • 10

    Number of

    human babies

    born in Antarctica

  • Krill is more than
    twice
    the total weight of all humans
    on earth

  • 10,000
    number of
    eggs
    a female krill lays at one time

  • 10
    number of years krill can
    live

  • 2
    inches
    of precipitation fall in Antarctica
    each year
    on average

  • 98%
    of Antarctica is covered by fresh water ice

  • Summer
    has
    only
    reached
    maximum of 58F

  • 1,000

    Average Antarctic human population

    in

    the winter


  • the size, in inches, of the
    average
    krill

  • 2,000,000
    estimated
    tons of krill
    in a swarm

  • 4,000

    Average Antarctic human population

    in

    summer

  • 29
    number of
    nations
    that send scientists to conduct experiments in Antarctica

  • 47
    number of
    countries
    who have signed the Antarctic Treaty

  • Antarctica is
    1.5 times the size
    of the
    United States

  • 90%
    the world's
    ice
    is in Antarctica

  • 0
    number of
    govern-
    ments

    that rule Antarctica

  • 70%
    of world's fresh water
    is
    frozen

  • 0

    Number of

    permanent

    residents

    in Antarctica

  • There
    are no native land
    mammals
    in
    Antarctica

  • Winter
    temperature
    can
    drop
    as low as
    -20F

  • Antarctica
    is the driest
    continent
    on Earth
    (less than 2 inches of rain per year)