Mono Lake

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Mono Lake
Mono Lake. / ™ Pacheco, Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0
Lake with alkaline water and characteristic, eerie tufa towers. Lake has an unusual, very productive ecosystem, which includes also the unique bacteria GFAJ-1, which uses arsenic in its cellular structure. Here live also other endemic species, e.g. Mono Lake brine shrimp (Artemia monica). Paoha island in the lake contains many hot springs and fumaroles.

Location, GPS coordinates: 38.00856 N 119.01806 W
Categories: Lakes and strreams, Ecosystems
Values: Geology, Biology, Visual
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Where is located? North America, United States, California, Mono County

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