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
From a water sample from a beaver dam.
Huevos de Milnesium en exuvia
From September 12 lichen sample (Staghorn Sumac Tree)