here's a video of him: https://youtu.be/M0_AI36qgL0
Located in or on barnicles.
Location not exact. Found 5, 4 of which had eggs. Found in moss from rock in center of stream.
Reporting observation. Specimen collected by A. Petchel from a Bryophyte.
common name: water bears
They have little arms that they paddle around with and cute little mouths.
They are the strongest animal in existence, surviving all 5 mass extinctions.
They have been taken to space and boiled, and still survived.
They are clear in color and look like little caterpillars that swim around.
They live anywhere with water, from ponds to dew drops.
From moss on exposed granite at UCSC health center - each leg with two bifurcated hooks
2 hooks on each "foot". Found on a piece of lichen. Found by Kerry. 2 hooks on each tail paddle. Each hook branched
Here is a video of the little guy https://youtu.be/7yUbX2MJa-0