Krill are small shrimp-like crustaceans that are best known as the favored diet of the blue whale. The largest animal on earth, the giant blue whale can eat up to 6 million krill a day!
Krill are a type of plankton (actually, zooplankton or "animal drifter"). Krill will eat even smaller zooplankton, but they prefer to dine on phytoplankton ("plant drifter") – and it is the abundance of this plant-life in their bellies that accounts for the green splotch visible through their transparent skin.
Giant Microbes are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size! Each microbe ranges in size from 5"-8".
Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill. Surface washable: sponge with water & soap, air dry.
Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.