And water bear it is

And water bear it is

There are 16 comments on the Scientific Blogging story from Jan 31, 2008, titled And water bear it is. In it, Scientific Blogging reports that:

I am an evolutionary biologist specializing in genome size evolution at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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Ellen

Ipswich, UK

#1 Feb 1, 2008
These things are soooo cute! Movies & photos...

http://tardigrades.bio.unc.edu/

“Got Science?”

Since: Apr 07

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#2 Feb 1, 2008
Call it random evolution, Act of God, or whatever tickles your fancy, this is the coolest thing I will see today.

“R.I.P Uncle Bernie”

Since: Oct 07

Orange Park, FL

#3 Feb 1, 2008
HOW CUTE! Who knew amoeba-like creatures could be adorable? Check out the moving image of a water bear walking.

http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag....
Mountain Meg

Aurora, CO

#4 Feb 2, 2008
Way cool ! Something nice worth sharing :)

“Perp Walk Obama,Reid & Pelosi!”

Since: Apr 07

Central California

#5 Feb 2, 2008
Saw this on "Animal Planet" the show I think is called "The Most Extreme" or something. Apparently, these things can live in the vacuum of Space as well. Maybe they came from outer space, riding on Comets, and we are their Descendants. LOL

“R.I.P Uncle Bernie”

Since: Oct 07

Arlington, TX

#6 Feb 2, 2008
ShadenGheist wrote:
Saw this on "Animal Planet" the show I think is called "The Most Extreme" or something. Apparently, these things can live in the vacuum of Space as well. Maybe they came from outer space, riding on Comets, and we are their Descendants. LOL
We laugh at it now but you never know.
Thomas jefferson

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#7 Feb 2, 2008
I want one! What do they eat? Can you walk them on a leash?
Otra Tequila

Hereford, AZ

#8 Feb 2, 2008
It is incredible where the study of gnomes has taken us.

lalalulu

“Serenity...”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#9 Feb 2, 2008
Size, apparently, does NOT matter!

:)

“Women (and cats) of WoW unite!”

Since: Jul 07

San Diego, but now: The Woods

#10 Feb 2, 2008
Ellen wrote:
These things are soooo cute! Movies & photos...
http://tardigrades.bio.unc.edu/
They are really adorable. I want there to be a stuffed animal of one.

http://www.giantmicrobes.com/
saviorself

Kapolei, HI

#11 Feb 2, 2008
these are neat. we should send some on a rover and drop them into one of the polar ice caps on mars to see what happens.

lalalulu

“Serenity...”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#12 Feb 3, 2008
saviorself wrote:
these are neat. we should send some on a rover and drop them into one of the polar ice caps on mars to see what happens.
Maybe they are already there...

oooooOOOOOOoooooo !!

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#13 Feb 3, 2008
Awesome! And very cute.

Extremely interesting.

Since: Jan 08

Hudson New York

#14 Feb 9, 2008
it is said that these particuler creatures live for quite a long time, can't remember where it's located but there is a specimen that a science group has had for close to 150 to 200 + yrs.

And it's still alive !!!
all i can say

Dundas, Canada

#15 Feb 19, 2008
Polar

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Feb 1, 2012
we should send some on a rover and drop them into one of the polar ice caps on mars to see what happens.

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