View Related Episode: Vernal Pools, Native Oysters, Solar Energy
They look like big mud puddles, but vernal pools - ponds that appear in spring and dry up in summer - are unique ecosystems that are just starting to be understood. In Oregon, they are home to the federally-protected fairy shrimp.
First Broadcast: 1999
Producer: Eric Cain
Appeared in episode: Vernal Pools, Native Oysters, Solar Energy
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