Halophile Collection - General
Dunaliella is an extremely halophilic species of green algae. Commonly found in hypersaline water, it is the main food source for brine shrimp and the larvae of brine flies. This image was taken by David Patterson and provided courtesy of the microscope web site.
- Cabo Rojo Salterns Microbial Observatory. This web site is home of the Cabo Rojo Salterns Microbial Observatory. The Cabo Rojo salterns are located in the Southwest region of Puerto Rico and are composed of an... (more info)
- First Salt-Loving Bug Sequenced. This on-line news article reports that scientists have sequenced the genome of the first salt-loving extremophile, a microorganism that can survive in... (more info)
- Halophiles in Space. This two-minute video interview with SETI researcher Rocco Mancinelli describes his interest in halophiles and their adaptive abilities to withstand extreme environments... (more info)
- International Society for Salt Lake Research. This site is home of the International Society for Salt Lake Research (ISSLR), an organization founded to establish effective liaison between persons interested... (more info)
- Microbial Wonders of the Deep: Halophiles. This reference site describes the adaptations of truly halophilic organisms that have a dependency upon high salt concentrations for survival. It discusses the creation of... (more info)
- Mono Lake Microbial Observatory. This site is home of the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory. The primary goal of the Mono Lake Microbial Observatory project is to examine the distributions of Mono Lake ... ( This site may be offline. )
- More Information on Halophiles. This online magazine article offers a general description of halophiles, salt-loving organisms. Published by the Marine Science Online Magazine, it begins with "evidence... ( This site is likely no longer available. )
- Mr. Halophile's Website. Mr. Halophile's Website is the result of an undergraduate class project. It serves as a halophile reference for younger students by offering an introduction to... ( This site is likely no longer available. )
- Salt Plains Microbial Observatory. This site is home of the Salt Plains Microbial Observatory, located in the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge in northern Oklahoma. This area has permitted the... (more info)
- Salt of the Early Earth. This astrobiology news article analyzes the role salt played in the evolution of life on Earth. It explains why scientists have long assumed that life originated in the... (more info)
- Secrets of a Salty Survivor . This Science @ NASA article reports the ability of the halophilic bacteria Halobacterium to survive lethal doses of radiation, extreme dryness, and the vacuum of space... (more info)
- The Goldilocks Zone. This on-line news article introduces the Goldilocks Zone, an area of space adequate for the survival of life. Initially believed to be a remarkably small region of... (more info)
- Utah Microbes Point to Mars. This news article introduces the microbial halophiles of the Great Salt Lake. Featuring scientist Bonnie Baxter, the article explores the use of extremophile research in (more info)
- Voices: Rocco Mancinelli. SETI scientist Rocco Mancinelli is featured in this interview about halophiles and their role in the search for extraterrestrial life. Mancinelli speaks to a young... (more info)
- Why Owens Lake is Red!. This article explains the biological phenomena of reddish-colored salt lakes, such as Lake Owens, and playas. Applying colorful images and geological history, the... (more info)
Other Halophile Collections
Advanced Collection: Compiled for professionals and advanced learners, this collection includes resources such as journal articles, academic reviews, and surveys.
For Educators: This collection includes activities, assignments, and reading materials created specifically for educators.