25. Salty life

The 25th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Salty life”.

Brine shrimp is a very special crustacean. It lives is salty waters, mainly in the salty lagoons and it posseses some amazing adaptations. Its eggs, called cysts, have been used in several spatial studies, for example in the Apollo 16 and Apollo 17 NASA missions, because its ability to overcome long drought periods (cryptobiosis). These wonderful eggs have been sold in the market with the name of “Sea Monkeys”.

This is the 25th 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.