Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Brine-shrimps

One of the most remarkable abilities is to tolerate salinities as high as 353 PPT, 10 times the salinity of seawater, almost at salt saturation point. Brine shrimps swim upside down, with their legs uppermost. They feed by collecting microorganisms in a groove in their thorax. Their eggs are very resistant to desiccation. It is thought they might need to be desiccated for a period before they can develop.

   

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