15. Water bear

The 15th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Water bear”.

Tardigrades or “water bears” are very special animals. Their physiology, able to resist the most extreme environmental conditions, has converted them in emblematic animals for the research on the effects of the radiation and on the environmental conditions in the outer space. That’s why some institutions, as NASA, are studying them accurately. Despite their appearance, they are microscopic animals that use to live among the moss and in some wet areas, where feed on vegetal stuff.

This is the 15th chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.

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