An artistic depiction of tardigrades

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Look: Scientists make exceptionally rare and ancient tardigrade discovery

It hid in plain sight for months.

HOLLY SULLIVAN

Inside this ancient amber lies a tardigrade that’s 16 million years old.

Don’t look too hard — it’s incredibly difficult to spot with a naked eye.

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Tardigrades, also known as water bears or moss piglets, are semi-aquatic, micro-animals that can survive in almost any environment.