5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know – The Great Salt Lake

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know – The Great Salt Lake

✔️About this Episode:

Join us in this episode where we tour Utah’s Great Salt Lake and talk about 5 interesting facts that you may not know.

 

The Great Salt Lake

  1. The Great Salt Lake, a lake in northern Utah, U.S., the largest inland body of salt water in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most saline inland bodies of water in the world.
  2. The Great Salt Lake is salty because it does not have an outlet. Tributary rivers are constantly bringing in small amounts of salt dissolved in their freshwater flow.
  3. It is too salty to support fish and most other aquatic species. Several types of algae live in the lake.
  4. Brine shrimp and brine flies can tolerate the high salt content and feed on the algae. The shrimp eggs are harvested commercially and are sold overseas as prawn food.
  5. The water is so buoyant that people can easily float

~Source Wikipedia

 

The Great Salt Lake

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