Life in the Tar Seeps

Life in the Tar Seeps

A Spiraling Ecology from a Dying Sea

by Gretchen Ernster Henderson

Finding an intricate web of life in the tar seeps of the Great Salt Lake

At Great Salt Lake, near Robert Smithson’s iconic earthwork Spiral Jetty, a motley crew of scientists walks the mudflats to study fossils in the making. This reputedly dead sea is home to tar seeps, pools of raw oil (nicknamed ‘death traps’) that act as a preservative, encasing organisms as they ...

  • Paperback
  • 9781595342737
  • Published: April 2023


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  • 9781595342744
  • Published: April 2023