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Biologists bring to life Sea-Monkeys

14 April 2021

Pupils and staff from Millcourt School recently took on the role of biologists as they grew Sea-Monkeys. Developed in the United States in 1957, Sea- Monkeys are a type of brine shrimp.

The team bought a packet of Sea-Monkeys and poured the dust (which is brine shrimp eggs) in a tank of purified water, and soon enough the Sea-Monkeys came to life. They have been growing steadily over a few weeks, feeding on a diet of yeast.

As part of their project, they also took a deep dive into facts about Sea-Monkeys and discovered this, Sea-Monkeys were heavily marketed in the 1960s and 70s, especially in comic books, and remain a presence in popular culture.

During the project, pupils worked together to report on the progress of their Sea-Monkeys. Well done team!

Pupils and staff attempt to grow Sea-Monkeys

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