BioBlitz 2011 Vodcast 4: Water Bears in the Desert

By Bob Hirshon, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Saguaro National Park, Arizona–Tardigrades, or “water bears,” are tiny creatures so bizarre that they have their own phylum. They’re found in a diverse range of environments. A team from Baker University in Kansas came to the 2011 BioBlitz in Saguaro National Park to see if they could find any living there.