The Aurora Australis returned from Antarctica today with some very special passengers…
25 expeditioners, and ten thousand young Antarctic krill.
Krill are collected once a year in the Southern Ocean.
Once in Hobart, 200 kilos of party ice keep the krill cool at zero degrees.
Their new home is a unique lab at the Australian Antarctic Division.
Here we learn how they feed, grow, and deal with ocean acidification.
These krill are around a year old, and can live for up to ten years.