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THE ALMOST INDESTRUCTIBLE WATER BEAR

Updated on May 23, 2009

THE ALMOST INDESTRUCTIBLE WATER BEAR

Search in almost every type of watery habitat around the world mosses ice stream beds, hot spring, lake, oceans, and you might chance  upon a water bear, one of the hardiest
Little creature in  all creation . so tiny  that it is barely visible, a water bear has a  short
Four  segmented body covered  with  a  protective  cuticle,  and  it  has  eight   limbs,
Each  ending  in a set  of  claw. Its  overall shape  and  gait  resemble  those  of  a
Lumbering  bear,  hence  its name.
Water  bear  are tardigrades,  meaning  “slow  walkers.”  Hundreds  of  species are
Known,  and  females lay  from 1 to30eggs  at  time. Tens  of  thousands of
These  tiny  creatures  may be  found  in just  a  few  handfuls of  wet sand
Or  soil. A particularly  good place to find  them  is in roof  mosses. They can be good in the water and help in the work of nature.


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      Mike360 7 years ago from The Milky Way

      I think some scientists have pondered if they can survive space travel since they are so tough. You should put a picture of one on here.

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      Akpan Ataba 7 years ago from Planet Earth

      Okay Thank you for your comment, i will put a picture of it there

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