Flora and Fauna | Environment | Science

Great Salt Lake Is No 'Dead Sea'

NPR | April 26, 2013 7:21 a.m. | Updated: April 26, 2013 12:46 p.m.

Parts of Utah’s Great Salt Lake are 10 times saltier than the ocean. But the lake is host to plenty of life, including salt-loving microbes that can turn the lake’s water bubblegum pink. Bonnie Baxter, director of the Great Salt Lake, discusses how the bugs might hold the secrets to better sunscreen, hydrogen fuel cells—even life on Mars.

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