Sometimes we humans find isopods annoying. During the bathing season they like to give swimmers an occasional nip. But when it comes to the marine ecosystem Baltic isopod are very important. Like sea snails they feed on the small silicified algae found on seagrass leaves or stoneworts, serving to keep these clean. At the same time, they themselves are also an important source of food for young fish.
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