Fairy Shrimp in Kansas
It is important that artists where able to capture scientific details of wildlife before cameras were able to photograph them accurately. A species of Fairy Shrimp was drawn with both scientific accuracy and artistic appreciation in 1896 by Georg Ossian Sars, a Norwegian marine and freshwater biologist. His work, centered around crustaceans, was published in the Fauna Norvegiae. His drawing of Branchinecta_paludosa, a species of Fairy Shrimp is shown above. Fairy shrimp are found in ephemeral waters of Kansas.