National Sea Monkey Day – Yes, That’s Really A Day – May 16

May 16th is National Sea Monkey Day.  Yes, that’s a real day.  Sorry that it was the best one I could find for today.

What is a Sea Monkey?

Sea-Monkeys are a hybrid breed of brine shrimp called Artemia NYOS invented in 1957 by Harold von Braunhut. Initially marketed as “Instant Life,” Sea-Monkeys are sold in hatching kits as novelty aquarium pets. An instant hit, they remain popular to this day.

The creatures, whose tails remotely resemble those of monkeys, are derived from crustaceans that undergo “cryptobiosis,” meaning they can enter a state of suspended animation in times of adverse environmental conditions, and stay in that state indefinitely, until conditions improve.

credit: Live Science

How cool does that sound??

Sea Monkey kits are plentiful on Amazon and not very expensive.

Happy Sea Monkey Day!

Sea Monkey’s not your thing?  Check out these cool science kits you can get the kids: