|Hungry?||Always Wants dinner||Always wants snacks||Eats only once a week|
|Smelly?||Needs a bath regularly||Needs a bath everyday||Always clean|
|Well educated?||Goes to obedience school for a few weeks||Goes to elementary school for a few years||Swims in a school all the time|
|portable?||Not allowed in most places||Too big to carry||Ready to go anywhere|
|Favorite exercise?||Likes to jump around and make noise||Likes to jump around your room and make noise||Likes to swim around quietly in a cup|
Taken from page 17 of: Nickelodeon Splish: A Look Ma, No Hands Guide To Sea-Monkey's Greatest Show, 1996
"Dead Sea--The extreme salinity allows bathers to float easily, but it prevents most animal and vegetable life, except bacteria and brine shrimp, from inhabiting the lake."
"Great Salt Lake--The salt content makes the lake uninhabitable for all but a few life forms. There is a small crustacean, the brine shrimp Artemia, along with two types of salt flies, some microscopic animals and bacteria, and algae. Pelicans, herons, terns, gulls, and cormorants live along the shores."
"The phylum Arthropoda ("jointed foot") has the largest number of species. In fact, about 90 percent of the million or more species living on the Earth today are arthropods. The insects total more than 800,000 species. Other arthropods include the centipedes and millipedes; the arachnids (spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites); and the crustaceans (barnacles, crabs, crayfish, lobsters, shrimp, water fleas). Obviously, the arthropod body plan has been highly successful. The members of this great phylum live on land, in fresh water, and in salt water. They can walk, fly, burrow, and swim. This is the only invertebrate group with jointed appendages (legs, feet, and antennae)."
"Nearly 30,000 species of arthropods belong to the class Crustacea, which includes the true crabs, shrimps, and lobsters. Crustaceans vary greatly in their behavior and appearance. Most are ocean-dwelling, but some live in fresh water and others on land. Most members of the class have two pairs of sensitive antennae at the front end of the body that are stimulated by touch. Many species are harvested commercially as food."
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