Latest Water flea Stories
Environmental change is the selective force that preserves adaptive traits in organisms and is a primary driver of evolution.
Freshwater ecosystems in northern regions are home to significantly more species of water fleas than traditionally thought, adding to evidence that regions with vanishing waters contain unique animal life.
Unprecedented algae growth in some lakes could be linked to the decline of water calcium levels and the subsequent loss of an important algae-grazing organism that helps keep blooms at bay.
Some tiny crustaceans living in clear-water alpine ponds high in Washington state's Olympic Mountains have learned how to cope with the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays without sunblock â€“ and with very little natural pigmentation to protect them.
Of all the things that might control the onset of disease epidemics in Michigan lakes, the shape of the lakes' bottoms might seem unlikely.
By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Mar. 18--Licensed bait dealers can continue trapping emerald shiners on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River, but private trappers will have to stop, now that spiny water fleas have been detected in the Rainy River basin.
Male water fleas that scientists have never seen have made their debut in a University at Buffalo laboratory, providing biologists with their first glimpse of these elusive organisms.