Living Rock from the Great Salt Lake, Now in our Permanent Exhibits

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In June of 2016, we added a new, living exhibit in the Great Salt Lake Gallery on the third floor of the museum. At first glance, the three stone-looking bumps in a tank aren’t as impressive as the Cretaceous monsters looming in the background. But their humble appearance masks what might be the most awesome creature on display: these lumpy guys are one of the oldest forms of life on Earth.

Great Salt Lake levels at 50-year low, industry, wildlife impacted

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Low water levels at the Great Salt Lake are having an impact on industry and the environment.

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Dinosaurs Literally Reshaped The Planet

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Dinos didn’t just leave behind footprints and fossil bones—they also changed the landscapes in which they lived.

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The Science Behind Yellowstone’s Rainbow Hot Spring

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It’s not hard to find natural wonders within Yellowstone National Park, but the park’s largest hot spring might be the most remarkable, and not just for its size: dubbed the Grand Prismatic Spring, the hot spring radiates extremely hot water—and stunning prismatic color—from its center.

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Largest landslide in the world rocked ancient Utah, researchers say

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PANGUITCH — Imagine a landslide involving a sheet of rock about 1 mile thick and larger than the entire state of Rhode Island traveling across the landscape at speeds up to 200 mph.

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Nature up close: Monument Valley

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Monument Valley is probably best known to many Americans from having been seen in more Western movies than any other location in the U.S. Most visitors to Monument Valley are immediately taken back to old John Ford films, including “The Searchers,” “Stagecoach,” and “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon.”

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Saving the Salt Flats not easy, gathered experts say

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TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — The Bonneville Salt Flats is the setting for blockbuster films and quirky personal photos that play with perspective.

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As North Salt Lake landslide creeps, litigants dicker while barrier waits

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NORTH SALT LAKE — A thicket of litigation spawned by a 2014 landslide is scheduled to enter arbitration hearings in June, which North Salt Lake Mayor Len Arave hopes will pave the way for construction of an earthen bulwark intended to slow or stop the ground movement.

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Living fossils offer clues to past and future life in Great Salt Lake

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Stand on the railroad causeway dividing the Great Salt Lake into two different bodies of water, and the tipping point for life in the lake becomes clear.

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More than half of streamflow in the upper Colorado River basin originates as groundwater

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More than half of the streamflow in the Upper Colorado River Basin originates as groundwater, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Water Resources Research.

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