Today is International Sea Monkey Day!

By , May 16, 2007 10:01 pm

How could I nearly have missed this important holiday! I just discovered that today, May 16th, is International Sea Monkey Day! (I kid you not.) Children the world over will dress their Sea Monkeys up in their Sunday-best, sing Sea Monkey songs, eat Sea Monkey-shaped cakes. What would a Sea-Monkey shaped cake look like any way?

Like many children of my era, I fell victim to the advertisements in the comic pages of the Sunday paper and desperately wanted some Sea Monkeys (Artemia Salina, brine shrimp). My mother knew they were not what they appeared to be in the ads featuring cute little smiling humanoids and, certainly fearing having to deal with my disappointment, would not let me have any. [Note: Ad picture was found on Sea Monkey Geek at his post Were you Disappointed?]

I am glad to see that Sea Monkeys still exist, and actually seem to be quite a popular subject on the internet:

  • Click here for a Sea Monkey musical video entitled “Ocean Of Fire.”
  • To order (or for more info about these “dream pets”) visit the Official Sea-Monkey Website.
  • Visit Sea Monkey Mania or Sea Monkey Geek.
  • If you are REALLY into your Sea Monkeys, then visit the Sea Monkey Worship Page.
  • Search “sea monkeys” on Amazon and you will find three whole pages of Sea Monkeys items! How about Sea Monkeys on Mars, or even a Sea Monkey action figure to celebrate this special day?

Happy International Sea Monkey Day!!

PS: Sea Monkeys seem to be quite a cultural phenomenon for a certain generation. If you are too old or too young, you may not have even heard of them. I was just on the cusp of the end of Sea Monkey popularity. If you have Sea Monkey memories to share, please leave a comment!

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6 Responses to “Today is International Sea Monkey Day!”

  1. Brian says:

    I love Sea Monkeys! I have 3 tanks going right now and a box with collectible Sea Monkey stuff I’ve grabbed on Ebay! I am 40 years old and the parent of three kids (all of whom have/had Sea Monkeys). I grew up with the comic ads and remember well getting my first tank. I couldn’t wait for that to come in the mail! I would say the Sea Monkey phenomenon is one of the best memories I have of childhood. And, even though I’m 40, it has never left!

    Thanks for the post and I’m really enjoying the rest of your blog too!

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  2. Mom Unplugged says:

    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for the comment. I have only just discovered Sea Monkeys. As I said in my post, I do remember the ads (I am 41), but my mother would never let me order any!

    Your comment brightened my day. It is nice to know that someone out there is reading and enjoying. Please come again!

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  4. amie says:

    hiya im amie and im19, just thought id say i have jusy bought 2 tanks of sea monkeys and i have had no hope with the first 1 but im gonna do the second 1 today, i dont no if its just me but when you look in the water after you have entered the purifier, it looks like eggs? but the eggs are in the second 1? confusing, anyway keep ur sea monkey flame burning lol xx

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  5. morgan says:

    Iam morgan and I’am 9 I have an sea-monkey andI thank they are so tiney and cuite and I just love sea-monkey day

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