The Amazing Brine Shrimp
THE brine shrimp gets its name from being able to live in extremely salty water—water so salty that no potential predator could survive in it. But what is even more amazing about this little creature, measuring less than a half inch (1.3 centimeters) in length, is the survival capacity of its eggs. If dried of nearly every bit of moisture and thereafter subjected to a temperature of minus 310 degrees Fahrenheit (−190 Celsius), the eggs will still hatch if placed in salt water of a reasonable temperature. At the other extreme, fully dried, brine shrimp eggs retain hatching potential even after being submitted for two hours to a temperature somewhat beyond the boiling point. What remarkable evidence this is of the hardiness with which the Creator, Jehovah God, has endowed these creatures!