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Sea-Monkeys are a trademark given to sell brine shrimp that originate in salt lakes and evaporation flats. In the UK in the 1970s they were marketed under the name "Artful Arties".

Sea Monkeys were first marketed in 1957 by Harold von Braunhut as "Instant Life", though Braunhut changed the name to "Sea-Monkeys" on May 10, 1962. The name was chosen because of their playful, monkey-like behaviour. Braunhut is also the inventor of X-Ray glasses.

For many years, "Sea Monkeys" were known for their exaggerated advertisements and packaging, which featured smiling anthropomorphic creatures who bore little resemblance to their true appearance.

Sea-Monkeys®are a true miracle of nature. They exist inside their tiny eggs for many years. The instant-life crystals, in which the eggs are enclosed, preserve their viability and help to extend still further their un-hatched life span. Sea-Monkeys are like time-travelers, asleep in biological time capsules for their strange journey into the future!

 The joy of watching Sea-Monkeys grow offers a lot more than just pure fun. It is one of the outstanding educational experiences of a lifetime, because the entire life-cycle of these unique creatures are fully recreated. Conceived in 1960 as a biological novelty, the “fantasy” has transformed into brilliant reality.

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