In addition to the fact that brine shrimp [Artemia] are a widely used food item for small or larval fish and crustaceans (see brine shrimp), Artemia provides a unique example of how to develop a strategy in dealing with critical conditions needed for survival. The Artemia model depicts adaptation as a complex response to critical life conditions, integrating and refining past and present experiences at all levels of organization.
Gajardo Gonzalo, Beardmore John. The Brine Shrimp Artemia: Adapted to Critical Life Condition. Frontiers in Physiology 3, 2012