A special delivery of 10,000 live Antarctic krill arrived in Hobart today aboard Australia’s icebreaker, Aurora Australis.

Scientists on board the ship trawled for the krill on the return voyage, after resupplying Davis research station.

The krill are now settling into their new home at the Australian Antarctic Division’s Krill Laboratory.

They will help researchers better understand the behaviour and life cycle of the keystone species and how they might cope with a changing Southern Ocean environment.