Extreme Animals

Leslie Mullen, Astrobiology Magazine

This online news article discusses the ability of tardigrades to withstand harsh conditions. The article covers the history, biology and significance of tardigrades, as well as the different types of cryptobiosis. It includes detailed images of the organisms and links to related web pages.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, High Pressure, Acidic, Hypersaline, Extremely Cold, Alkaline, Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Evolution, Astrobiology, Microbiology, EcologyKeywords: cryptobiote, anhydrobiosis, water bear