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Living in an Alkaline Environment

A WebQuest Exploring the Life and Ecology of Mono Lake


Introduction Task Process Resources Evaluation Conclusion Teachers

Resources


Use the following online resources, as well as those found within Microbial Life and microscope, to gather information for your field guide.

Producers

Dunaiella.
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.
Diatoms (e.g., Anomoeoneis, Nitzschia and Surirella) Green Algae (e.g., Dunaliella, Picocystis) Bacteria (particularly Cyanobacteria e.g., Oscillatoria, Nostoc, Spirulina)

Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Cyclidium, Frontonia, Artemia, California Gull.
From Left to Right: Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Cyclidium, Frontonia, Artemia, California Gull. Image credit for California Gull: National Park Service staff photo. All others provided courtesy of the microscope web site.


Ciliates

General resources containing information about each of the specific ciliates: Cyclidium Frontonia Lacrymaria Euplotes Podophrya

Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Cyclidium, Frontonia, Artemia, California Gull.
From Left to Right: Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Cyclidium, Frontonia, Artemia, California Gull. Image credit for California Gull: National Park Service staff photo. All others provided courtesy of the microscope web site.


Arthropods

Brine Shrimp Alkali Flies

Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Cyclidium, Frontonia, Artemia, California Gull.
From Left to Right: Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Cyclidium, Frontonia, Artemia, California Gull. Image credit for California Gull: National Park Service staff photo. All others provided courtesy of the microscope web site.


Birds

California Gull Wilson's Phalarope Eared Grebe Green-Tailed Towhee Waterfowl

Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Cyclidium, Frontonia, Artemia, California Gull.
From Left to Right: Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Cyclidium, Frontonia, Artemia, California Gull. Image credit for California Gull: National Park Service staff photo. All others provided courtesy of the microscope web site.


Mono Lake Ecology


Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Cyclidium, Frontonia, Artemia, California Gull.
From Left to Right: Cyanobacteria, Diatoms, Cyclidium, Frontonia, Artemia, California Gull. Image credit for California Gull: National Park Service staff photo. All others provided courtesy of the microscope web site.


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