Water bear plush toy Tardigrade stuffed animal(24cm/9.5in)
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Tardigrades, often called water bears or moss piglets, are known for their appearance and their ability to survive in extreme environments. Tardigrades can withstand environments as cold as minus 328 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 200 Celsius) or highs of more than 300 degrees F (148.9 C). They can also survive radiation, boiling liquids, massive amounts of pressure of up to six times the pressure of the deepest part of the ocean and even the vacuum of space without any protection. Some species of tardigrade could survive 10 days at low Earth orbit while being exposed to a space vacuum and radiation.