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Sea Monkeys? In Nevada?
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
rain falls.

"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)

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Bob SihlerVery nice lighting

Bob Sihler

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And good information. Thanks for posting, Larry.

P.S. There are lots of sea monkeys in Nevada. They're the weekend visitors to Vegas from L.A.!
Posted Jun 19, 2008 7:05 pm

lcarreauRe: Very nice lighting

lcarreau

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Right on, Bob! There's a song describing
how Arizona will SOMEDAY become "Ocean Front
Property." I hope it is soon, so I can do some
sea-kyacking and sail-boarding! Ya - hooooo!!
Posted Jun 19, 2008 9:51 pm

Anya JingleFairy Shrimp

Anya Jingle

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Great find Larry. It's a nice looking tank. I love days like that in Red Rocks with clouds around, yet still plenty of sunshine.

I remember seeing fairy shrimp a few years back in the pool on Bridge Mountain. Before that I had no idea they even lived in Red Rocks.
Posted Jun 19, 2008 8:41 pm

lcarreauRe: Fairy Shrimp

lcarreau

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Yes Anya .... clouds.

"I've looked at clouds from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow;
It's clouds illusions I recall.
I really don't know clouds at all."

Joni Mitchell - 1969
Posted Jun 19, 2008 10:01 pm

Dan DaltonJust gorgeous...

Dan Dalton

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very very beautiful and well composed shot!! Hope all is well,

Dan
Posted Jun 20, 2008 12:25 am

lcarreauRe: Just gorgeous...

lcarreau

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Waz up, Dan? I was just reading about
rattlesnakes.

"Arizona boasts the largest number of
(species) of rattlesnakes in the
United States."

That's good information to know,
I guess. Have a nice weekend, Dan!!
Posted Jun 20, 2008 1:00 am

HenrykCongratulations !

Henryk

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Please accept my hearty Congratulations on your photo of the day. Greetings Henryk
Posted Jun 20, 2008 1:52 am

lcarreauRe: Congratulations !

lcarreau

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~ blushing ~ Thank you!
Posted Jun 20, 2008 8:59 am

ChaserLove it

Chaser

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Great tinaja shot. I think the term for living long periods without water is anhydrobiosis "life without water". I have seen them (fairy shrimp) in Utah, amazing creatures, proof to the fact that life will find a way.
Posted Jun 20, 2008 2:50 am

lcarreauRe: Love it

lcarreau

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Yup, there's a man who knows his
biology! Used to be several (trillions)
of fairy shrimp living in Mono Lake.
At least there was back in the 1990s,
the last time I went over Tioga Pass.
I still need to get up to Utah - time
is just zooming by. In the meantime,
life will always find a way. Thanks!!
Posted Jun 20, 2008 9:28 am

lcarreauRe: Love this one

lcarreau

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Thanks and ... I shot it with my
brother's Kodak digital. The lighting
was really "funky" that day. It had
just snowed (a few inches) in the
mountains earlier in the day. The
sun was breaking out, but just enough
to give it a 'subdued' feeling. The
Mohave Desert is quite the place.
Posted Jun 20, 2008 9:05 am

NanulsNice job!

Nanuls

Voted 10/10

Great shot Larry & congrats on photo of the day, very interesting info too. Have a great weekend!

Dan
Posted Jun 20, 2008 12:18 pm

lcarreauRe: Nice job!

lcarreau

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Thanks, Dan! Yes, I found the info
to be rather interesting. Take care!
Posted Jun 20, 2008 12:54 pm

eferesenSweet

eferesen

Voted 10/10

That is a great shot!
Posted Jun 20, 2008 12:44 pm

lcarreauRe: Sweet

lcarreau

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Thank you! Things must be finally warming up in Flagstaff. I need to take my wife up to Lockett Meadows, and get a few more pics. Take care!!
Posted Jun 20, 2008 1:05 pm

eferesenRe: Sweet

eferesen

Voted 10/10

Hey there! Yeah it is getting hot here. I was out and hiked up Doyle Peak. It was a was a nice day. However Doyle Peak is boring to hike up. The saddle is great. Fremont next week.
Posted Jun 21, 2008 6:26 pm

fossanasurreal

fossana

Voted 10/10

The colors and shapes are almost otherworldly. Great pic & info. thanks
Posted Jun 20, 2008 1:14 pm

lcarreauRe: surreal

lcarreau

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Thank you! Hope you don't mind me
asking, but your ancestry? SE Asia,
by any chance? My wife was born in
the Philippines. Yes, I came across
this tank in the Red Rocks. I didn't
even know it was there!! Take care.
Posted Jun 20, 2008 1:24 pm

fossanaRe: surreal

fossana

Voted 10/10

Good guess. I'm half Japanese (mom), half redneck ;) I get mistaken for various ethnicities.
Posted Jun 20, 2008 2:39 pm

lcarreauRe: surreal

lcarreau

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I'm 3/4 redneck and 1/4 Canadian. :)
Posted Jun 21, 2008 4:16 pm

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