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Apr. 26, 2013

Salt of the Earth

by Christopher Intagliata

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The Great Salt Lake's north arm can reach 30 percent salinity—about 10 times saltier than the ocean. Very little lives there, other than salt-loving microbes that turn the lake's waters a surreal shade of red. Jaimi Butler, coordinator for the Great Salt Lake Institute, drove me up to the north arm, two hours from Salt Lake City, for a closer look at this extreme environment.
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About Christopher Intagliata

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