Little Laser-Guided Sea Monkeys Shown to Move Oceans

September 30, 2014 8:31 PM

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Little Laser-Guided Sea Monkeys Shown to Move Oceans

They may be small, but sea monkeys, which are actually a type of shrimp, can move ocean currents with the same force that winds and tides do, according to a new study.

Like other zooplankton, brine shrimp (Artemia salina) move up and down in the ocean in large groups in response to changing light conditions, coming closer to the surface at night and retreating to deeper waters during the day. This collective movement mixes seawater so strongly that researchers sug...

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