Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sea Monkey

Sample: A "Sea Monkey" (brine shrimp) at different ages.
Source: Toys 'R Us.

Yes, I grew Sea Monkeys. In college. So what?

The polarized light picture isn't there for anything in particualr, it just looks really cool.

Sea Monkey 1 Day Old.

Sea Monkey 3 Days Old.

Sea Monkey 5 Days Old.

Sea Monkey 5 Days Old, Polarized Light.


Blogger Tiffany said...

Why are they called "sea monkeys." They don't look at all ape-like.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Jacob said...

I think it's because monkeys are fun and exciting and exotic. Whereas shrimp are smelly and ugly and unusual. "Sea Monkeys" sounds better than "Brine Shrimp." Or worse, their scientific name "Artemia Salina." Nothing says boring like Latin.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Ivory said...

i think the latin name is prettier, but sea monkey is easier for people to pronounce.

5:35 PM  

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