This Animal Redefines the Words ‘Extreme,’ ‘Survivor,’ and Possibly Even ‘Evolution’

In this video, via the VICE YouTube channel, Mike Shaw, a tardigrade researcher who has even discovered a new species of tardigrade, explains all of the amazing facts about this amazing animal. Watch this video all  the way to the end to see how they enter suspended animation in order to survive being dried out and rehydrated:

We’re sure that there will be more amazing news about this incredible little animal as researchers delve more deeply into its genetics and its incredible ability to survive so many extremes.

 

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