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Des Plaines Sea Monkeys

A news release from the Lake County Forest Preserve reports that ecologists have discovered tiny freshwater shrimp in the Des Plaines river. The shrimp were collected last summer but only recently identified as Mississippi grass shrimp. The presence of these critters seems to indicate that the river water is getting cleaner, less murky and able to support the underwater vegetation the shrimp eat.


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