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Sea Life & Aquarium Substrates

Sea life from the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 50 degree F salt water species. Gulf of Maine Inc. supplies sea life, beach plants, and aquarium substrates from Maine, collected by hand.

Aquarium substrates

Arthropods

Bony fishes

Brachiopods

Bryozoa

Cartilaginous fishes

Cnidaria

Echinoderms

Gulf of Maine assortments

Macroalgae

Molluscs

Plankton

Saltwater plants

Sponges

Tunicates

Worms

Horned Krill Shrimp (Meganyctiphanes norvegica)

Horned Krill Shrimp (Meganyctiphanes norvegica)

from 6.00

Common name:  horned krill shrimp

Scientific name:  Meganyctiphanes norvegica

Locations:  open ocean, where currents drop off

Seasonality:  available all year

Color:  red and transparent

Size: 1” - 2”

Collected:  by dip net

Quantity:  by the each

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 A jar of horned krill shrimp.

A jar of horned krill shrimp.

Tidepool Tim says, "Horned krill shrimp are zooplankton (zoo=animal, plankton=they can't swim against water current). They live at the mercy of ocean currents! The Eastern Maine Coastal Current delivers water, krill, and their food (phytoplankton) from the deep waters of the Gulf of Maine. The current also carries abundant dissolved nitrate and phosphates which feed the phytoplankton!

While they can't swim against currents, zooplankton do have control over their position in the water column. During the day they tend to stay in deep water where they're safer from large predators. At night they rise to the surface and graze on phytoplankton (plant particles suspended in the water)."