PBS NewsHour recently featured Daphnia! Their piece includes both video and a write up, which begins:
From a human perspective, the clear, calm waters of Michigan’s lakes — surrounded by trees, filled with fish, reflecting the sky — could hardly be more peaceful.
For the tiny critters below the surface, it’s a life-or-death battlefield. “Water fleas” dart from place to place, collecting food, dodging predators and fighting diseases.
We’re really excited about how it all turned out. Click through to read the whole article! You can watch the video either in that article or here: