Benthic organisms and substrates in Great Salt Lake, Utah, were sampled to measure selenium concentrations of prey organisms of the birds that utilize the lake for nesting and during migrations. The sampling was focused on stromatolite biostromes, as these solid reef-like structures cover approximately 23% of the oxic benthic area of the lake and are the principal habitat for brine fly (Ephydra cinerea) larvae and pupae. Samples were taken at depths of 1-5 m along two transects in Gilbert Bay were salinities ranged from 116-126 g 1-1...
Wurtsbaugh, Wayne A.
"Biostromes, brine flies, birds and the bioaccumulation of selenium in Great Salt Lake, ,Utah,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues:
Vol. 15, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol15/iss1/2