Sea Monkeys? In Nevada?
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Red Rocks' tinaja (water pocket) fact #357:
If you don't see Desert bighorn sheep drinking water from a tinaja,
you might see myriad shrimp swishing around in there.
The shrimp are related to the famous "sea monkeys" (also known
as brine shrimp), and they can survive long periods without
water. Their eggs, like the seeds of plants, are able to survive
for years of drought, waiting in the dust until life-giving
"Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind!"
Photo taken in NV's Red Rocks Calico Tanks area.
(March 16, 2008) (Elevation = 1,524 meters)
Calico Hills (Mountain/Rock)
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