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Plethora of Eggs

Plethora of Eggs

There are as many different kinds of eggs as there are tardigrades. The two main types are smooth and spiny. The smooth eggs are laid in the old exuviae of the mother.  The spiny ones are laid right into the environment and they latch onto it with

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Tardigrade Family

Tardigrade Family

    In many tardigrade populations there are males, females, juveniles and eggs. There are some populations that only have females, juveniles and eggs.  This is a phenomenon called parthenogenesis where the females can lay unfertilized eggs that grow up to be clones of the original female

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Stealthy Sea Swimmers

Stealthy Sea Swimmers

  Sea lions are quite large in person. On land sea lions look cuddly and lazy, I have even seen penguins walk right by them.  In the water they are stealthy and active, they also look dangerous when hungry.  It is amazing that they have such different personalities

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Echiniscus nov. sp

Echiniscus nov. sp

  One of the coolest things about the unbelievable animal is that there are so many undiscovered species out there!  It is a rare and amazing thing for a scientist to discover something that no one else has found.  It is awesome how the tiniest detail can

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Unexpected Hunter

Unexpected Hunter

  This is one of my favorite birds the Loggerhead Shrike. It looks like a songbird but it’s behavior is more like a hawk.  This little bird actually hunts its prey, such as small snakes, by picking them up and impales them on barbed wire or a

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Scanning Electron Microscopy of The Unbelievable Animal

Scanning Electron Microscopy of The Unbelievable Animal

Although preparing a sample is extremely difficult for SEM it is well worth the effort to see something 20,000 times larger than it is in real life.  The ability of maginifcation to let us see things that are beyond our eyes capability is beautiful.  The microscope has

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Climing Rivers

Climing Rivers

The rivers and forests in Jamaica are beautiful. The river shown in these pictures flows down hill in such a way that it is almost like a staircase and many people climb up this river when they visit.  The forests are a beautiful deep green and are

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The Best Time of Day

The Best Time of Day

Share the warm feelings of curling up with a book with your friends and family. This book highlights the activity that joins people together in a extraordinary way. I don’t know about you but I love the end of the day when you’re all ready to go

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The Unexplored Forest

The Unexplored Forest

Step into this world of wonder that is unknowingly right beneath your feet. Explore a forest that no one has ever visited and learn its secrets.  This magical place where the water bears live is amazing and full of life.  Luckily our microscopes can show us a

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The Unbelievable Animal

The Unbelievable Animal

This is our first book! I have to say it is my favorite too!  Waterbears have been a research passion of mine for many years now. It all started with Dr. William Miller and Chestnut Hill College. Since then I have been studying tardigrades and staying involved

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