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The students found caddis fly larva, fairy shrimp, amoeba, daphnia, rotifer, volvox, spirogyra, copepods, tree frog eggs, salamander eggs, tad poles, stentor, paramecium, and diving beetle and many other interesting critters. They are still searching for the elusive hydra. No students were lost in the muck! The students later went to the coast to compare the vernal pool to a tidal pool.