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Recent observations

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What

Mono Lake Brine Shrimp Artemia monica

Date

June 25, 2016 10:35 AM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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damontighe

Date

June 19, 2016 01:48 PM PDT

Description

Brine shrimp

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What

Fairy Shrimp Order Anostraca

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cullen

Date

June 10, 2016 11:31 AM COT

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What

San Francisco Brine Shrimp Artemia franciscana

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damontighe

Date

June 15, 2016 02:14 PM PDT

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Fairy Shrimp Order Anostraca

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bennypoo

Date

June 4, 2016 10:06 PM COT

Description

Found in a small pool at the side of the road.

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Fairy Shrimp Order Anostraca

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carlacorazza

Date

July 1, 2010 08:25 AM SAST

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Fairy Shrimp Order Anostraca

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emoss

Date

May 20, 2016

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What

Fairy Shrimp Order Anostraca

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jennysita_iyer

Date

February 28, 2016

Description

Pulled over at the side of the road on our trip to Death Valley to watch the Armagosa River catch the morning light, and my mom says "you've got to see this." In a large puddle dozens of little creatures are making swirls in the muddy water. Mom caught one in a paper cup. They're about an inch long. We assume they're some kind of fairy shrimp, thought that's only a guess.

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pintail

Date

June 4, 2016

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What

Fairy Shrimp Order Anostraca

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shaunmichael

Date

May 14, 2016 11:16 AM PDT

Description

In mud which had water 12 hours ago

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What

European Fairy Shrimp Chirocephalus diaphanus

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donna15

Date

May 6, 2016 01:38 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Fairy Shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

dani33

Date

April 20, 2016 01:20 PM EDT

Description

Rogers City Schools Vernal Pool field trip

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Description from Wikipedia

Anostraca is one of the four orders of crustaceans in the class Branchiopoda; its members are also known as fairy shrimp. They are usually 6–25 mm (0.24–0.98 in) long (exceptionally up to 170 mm or 6.7 in). Most species have 20 body segments, bearing 11 pairs of leaf-like phyllopodia (swimming legs), and the body lacks a carapace. They live in vernal pools and hypersaline lakes across the world, including pools in deserts, in ice-covered mountain lakes and in Antarctica. They...

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