View Full Version : Water Bears

09-19-2008, 03:13 AM
Some of our soils little inhabitants are tougher than you might think...

See how tough they are. (http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn14690-water-bears-are-first-animal-to-survive-vacuum-of-space.html)

Check out the videos (full screen) on that page for some great images.

09-19-2008, 07:52 AM
its the dead link blues............

09-19-2008, 07:59 AM
Try this one. water bears in space (http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/09/09/tardigrade-space.html)

I had to use a different story, so it's not the same video. You can google tardigrades on youtube to see various microscopic videos of them.

09-19-2008, 10:36 AM
impressive... those guys are pretty cool looking...

09-19-2008, 08:24 PM
i remember the first time i saw one under the scope! they do look like little bears, their so cool looking, amazing creatures