NYC Tap Water Contains Microscopic Shrimp

Posted on Aug 31 2010 - 10:42am by Lisa C.

NYC Tap Water Shrimp

New York Tap Water comes pre-loaded with tiny crustaceans called copepods, or as I like to call them "mini shrimp".  Yum.  Talk about a deal, you get seafood with every free glass of NYC tap water.

The Copepods are invisible to the human eye but can be seen under a microscope with some H&E Stain.

I recommend getting a good home water filter because this type of thing seriously creeps me out.  Wish I didn't know.

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  1. Ode September 1, 2010 at 8:30 am -

    That’s f*ing gross. Blech.

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