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View Resource Mono Lake Web Site

Mono Lake Web Site is the homepage of the Mono Lake Committee and offers helpful information regarding the unique hypersaline and alkaline environment. Visitors will find information about the Mono Lake Committee, natural and political histories of the area, related water policies, a photo gallery with image descriptions, and links to related sites- including a clearinghouse. Those interested in...

View Resource In a Tiny Squid, Bacterial Toxin Governs Organ Development

This EurekAlert! kids news article features information about the toxic molecule, tracheal cytotoxin, which is responsible for forming a light producing organ in the Bobtail squid-bacteria symbiosis. This toxin has been discovered to have both good and bad effects depending on the type of bacteria and host involved in the symbiosis: on one hand, it could cause disease and massive tissue damage,...

View Resource Mono Lake and Mars: The Extremophile Connection

This article explains how and why scientists are looking to Mono Lake for clues regarding life on Mars. It describes tufa formation and the creation of microfossils, the current explorations of Spirit and Opportunity, and Richard Hoover's discovery of anoxic extremophiles within the alkaline, hypersaline mud of Mono Lake. Corresponding photos may be found at http://www.monolake.org/press/.

View Resource Mark Twain at Mono Lake: Chapters 38 and 39 of Mark Twain's Roughing It

"This book excerpt is from Roughing It, Mark Twain's humorous account of his western travels in the late 1860's. The excerpt includes Chapters 38 and 39, which account for Twain's visit to Mono Lake. While the text contains exaggerations (often deliberate) and some factual errors, it is an enjoyable historical reference. This Mono Basin Clearinghouse site provides a menu of additional Mono...

View Resource CoastWatch Lake Surface Temperature Reporting System

This reporting system is a cooperative project between the NOAA CoastWatch Great Lakes Regional Node located at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. Access surface temperatures and cloud cover for the Great Lakes. Site also includes links to external Great Lakes resources.

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