Saturday, March 9, 2013

Plastic Manatee??

Tardigrade in Moss (APOD)
Image Credit & Copyright:
Nicole Ottawa & Oliver Meckes / Eye of Science / Science Source Images
That's initially what I thought this creature was since it doesn't even look alive. But it's a tiny living organism known as a Tardigrade that can withstand the most extreme environmental conditions. It seems they can exist for decades without sustenance! They almost seem like the animal version of air plants, but even more resilient. The world really is full of the most bizarre things...

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