Date of discovery: Oct 8, 2016
Location of discovery: Mars
NASA Source: http://areo.info/mer/opportunity/2167/tn/1P320568159EFFABJKP2382L5M1_L2L5L5L7L7.jpg.html
I found these two shrimp-like crustacean next to each other in a NASA Opportunity rover photo. They both appear to have an exoskeleton much like shrimp, crabs and insects have. In the desert here on Earth, we have several types of crustaceans, one is the scorpion. An animal that can survive in an extreme environment that most other life forms could never survive. I think that is what we found. A Mars desert crustacean creature that is just trying to survive with its family. Kind of cool, but they look intelligent since they are staying near one another. Did you notice the curled under back tail, much like the desert scorpion has? Or perhaps the scaled outer shell of its body like a shrimp has? Also the tail is lifted in the air, because you can see its shadow below it.
Scott C. Waring