Sea monkeys are actually brine shrimp, which are found in salt lakes, such as the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Therefore, to see pictures of real sea monkeys, an image search for "brine shrimp" is the best way.Know More
Brine shrimp go through cryptobiosis, an ametabolic state of life in response to an adverse environment condition such as dessication, as is the case with sea monkeys. Brine shrimp lay encapsulated eggs called cysts. They can remain viable for years after drying out. To hatch the eggs, all people have to do is place the cysts in salt water. After the eggs hatch, which happens very quickly, the shrimp themselves reach adulthood in approximately eight days. They can grow as big as half an inch. They became popular as pets through marketing in comic books, at which time a mail-order marketer renamed them "Amazing Sea Monkeys."
Searching for pictures of "real sea monkeys" will yield everything from the cartoon images in advertisements to stylized photos of brine shrimp. However, searching for images of just "brine shrimp" yields photos of the actual animals in addition to sketches of their gender distinctions and life cycles. Wikipedia shows several pictures of brine shrimp in different phases of life, including the cysts. Brine Shrimp Direct features photos of real brine shrimp as well as very detailed information about them.Learn more about Marine Life
Winter the Dolphin lives at Clearwater Marine Aquarium located at 249 Windward Passage in Clearwater, Florida. The aquarium's hours are Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The aquarium keeps Winter on display during regular hours in the Winter Zone area.Full Answer >
The Stellar sea lion is a common misspelling of the Northern or Steller sea lion, a marine mammal found in the Northern Pacific ocean. Their habitats range from Japan to California.Full Answer >
Sea horses are carnivores and primarily eat small crustaceans and plankton. They are best known for being the only member of the animal kingdom where the males give birth to the babies. However, they also have an unusual digestive system because they do not have stomachs or teeth.Full Answer >
Sea cucumbers expel their internal organs through their anus to distract and ward off predators. They also evacuate their organs on a seasonal basis, regenerating them afterwards. In addition, some sea cucumbers have special, sticky tubules, part of their respiratory system, which they spew at predators.Full Answer >