Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 22, 2017

Super Flies

No I am not talking about the movie but the the scuba diving flies of California’s Mono Lake. The New York Times reports on these amazing flies can swim underwater in Mono Lake’s extremely saline water.

A hundred years ago, the peculiar behavior of these insects charmed Mark Twain, who wrote in his travel memoir, “Roughing It,” that you could hold the flies underwater and they’d pop back up, alive and “dry as a patent office report.”

Read article at The Scuba Diving Flies of California’s Mono Lake


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