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The creatures are known as & # 39; extremophiles & # 39; - an expression that speaks about their ability to thrive in the toughest environments on earth. One species, temporarily Auanema sp. (photo), has three different sexes and carries his boy like a kangaroo in his body

Bizarre worm discovered in California can survive 500 times the deadly human dose of arsenic and & # 39; has three genera & # 39;

  • Creatures are known as an & # 39; extremophile & # 39; and survive in the toughest conditions
  • Mono Lake used to be the home of only two other animals
  • The water is three times saltier than the sea and the arsenic makes it almost inhospitable
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Eight new species of nematode worms have been discovered in the ultra-salt Monomer in California in water with a concentration of arsenic that is 500 times higher than the lethal dose for a human.

The creatures are known as & # 39; extremophiles & # 39; – an expression that speaks about their ability to thrive in the toughest environments on earth.

One species, temporarily Auanema sp. Named, it has three different sexes and carries its young like a kangaroo in its body.

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The creatures are known as & # 39; extremophiles & # 39; - an expression that speaks about their ability to thrive in the toughest environments on earth. One species, temporarily Auanema sp. (photo), has three different sexes and carries his boy like a kangaroo in his body

The creatures are known as & # 39; extremophiles & # 39; – an expression that speaks about their ability to thrive in the toughest environments on earth. One species, temporarily Auanema sp. (photo), has three different sexes and carries his boy like a kangaroo in his body

Mono Lake, located in the Eastern Sierras of California, is three times as salty as the ocean and has a basic pH of 10.

It is an inhospitable area, with only two other species in the lake, brine shrimp and diving flies.

The work extends this dramatically with the discovery of eight types of nematodes.

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology published their findings in the journal Current Biology.

& # 39; Extremophiles can teach us so much about innovative stress management strategies & # 39 ;, says graduate student Pei-Yin Shih who was involved in the research.

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& # 39; Our research shows that we still need to learn a lot about how these 1000-cell animals have controlled survival in extreme environments. & # 39;

The eight species they found are diverse, ranging from benign microbe grazers to parasites and predators.

But they are all resistant to arsenic-laden conditions, but the Aunema species, which has three unspecified genera, is also excellent in normal conditions and can thrive in laboratory conditions, a rarity among extremophiles.

Researchers hope to examine the animals to see if there is a genetic cause for arsenic resistance and how it can be used to help people filter contaminated water.

Mono Lake (photo), located in the Eastern Sierras of California, is three times as salty as the ocean and has a basic pH of 10. It is an inhospitable area, with only two other species found in the lake, brine shrimp and diving flies

Mono Lake (photo), located in the Eastern Sierras of California, is three times as salty as the ocean and has a basic pH of 10. It is an inhospitable area, with only two other species found in the lake, brine shrimp and diving flies

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Mono Lake (photo), located in the Eastern Sierras of California, is three times as salty as the ocean and has a basic pH of 10. It is an inhospitable area, with only two other species found in the lake, brine shrimp and diving flies

WHAT IS THE LAKE OF MONO?

Mono Lake is found in California and is very salty.

The water itself is almost inhospitable and only a small number of animals can survive in it.

The region around it, however, serves an important ecological niche and is often visited by migratory birds.

The deepest is 158 feet to the bottom of the lake, but the average water depth is around 58 feet.

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It is about three times as salty as seawater.

It is alkaline, with a pH of 10, making it extremely difficult to survive.

Mono Lake is found in California and is very salty. The water itself is almost inhospitable and only a small number of animals can survive in it

Mono Lake is found in California and is very salty. The water itself is almost inhospitable and only a small number of animals can survive in it

Mono Lake is found in California and is very salty. The water itself is almost inhospitable and only a small number of animals can survive in it

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