Water Bear (Tardigrade)

By Carl Zimmer | February 17, 2008 8:54 am

water bear“I just have to say I love that you’re compiling all these science tattoos. Ever since I got mine I was wondering what other science tats were out there.

So, in undergrad I did independent research on the aquatic ecology of tardigrades in the Great Smoky Mountains. I discovered three new species to science and this is tattoo is to represent how much I enjoyed that research. Also, I think tardigrades are one of the coolest organisms on earth – they’re practically indestructible! Thanks again for getting all of these together.”–Kristal

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Comments (2)

  1. Kaysie

    Awesome! Always loved tardigrades. They’re so cute…

  2. Harry

    They can survive in space!


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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

About Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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