All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<b>Mono Lake brine shrimp</b><br><i>Artemia monica</i></br>
Mono Lake brine shrimp
Artemia monica
Brine shrimp, brine fly larvae and pupae, and green algae are the only organisms that can survive the harsh conditions of the saline water of Mono Lake. These organisms are a very important food source for many species of birds, including California Gulls.