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Title: Why Owens Lake is Red!
Url: http://www.desertusa.com/mag98/april/owens/owenslake.html
Creator: Armstrong, Wayne P.
Publisher: Digital West Media.
Palomar College
Description: This article explains the biological phenomena of reddish-colored salt lakes, such as Lake Owens, and playas. Applying colorful images and geological history, the author describes the processes by which astronomical numbers of microscopic, unicellular organisms living in the water and salt crust can cause the red coloration. Descriptions also include the ability of halophilic microbes to withstand high salt concentrations and other extreme conditions.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water -- Ground and surface waters -- Lakes. Limnology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Microbiology -- Microbial ecology -- By type of environment -- Extreme environments (General)
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- By type of environment, A-Z -- Salt lakes
GEM Subject: Science -- Biology
Science -- Oceanography
Key Concept: Oceanography -- Salinity
Geography -- Hydrology
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
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Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-02-03 03:00:01 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-02-02 12:46:31 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Microbial Life
Full Record Views: 69
Resource URL Clicks: 4
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