The Incredible Water Bear

Martin Mach, Micscape Magazine

This image-rich Micscape Magazine article explores how water bears can be found almost everywhere yet are still unknown to almost everybody, why there are relatively few light microscope photographs of water bears in the literature and on the Web, and how light microscopy can outperform scanning electron microscopy when viewing these animals. It includes a list of historical references, early sketches, and colorful images of water bears, also known as tardigrades.

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Subject: Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: General Public, College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology, Methods of Microbiology:Microscopy Keyword: Tardigrada