Waterbear revives after thirty years frost


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This video says about itself:

15 January 2016

Japan’s National Institute of Polar Research said its scientists had succeeded in reviving a microscopic animal known as a tardigrade, collected more than 30 years ago in Antarctica and kept frozen ever since.

From the BBC:

Japan: ‘Water bear‘ reproduces after 30 years on ice

15 January 2016

Scientists in Japan say a microscopic creature called a tardigrade successfully reproduced after being frozen for more than 30 years.

Researchers at the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo defrosted and revived two of the tiny animals, which are also known as water bears, from a batch collected in the Antarctic in 1983, The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reports. While one tardigrade died after 20 days, the other began reproducing. It laid 19 eggs, of which 14 hatched successfully.

It marks a new record for the creatures – previously…

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