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Floating in the bouyant waters of the Great Salt Lake, Utah
Famous limnologist and fish ecologist John Magnuson floats in the salty water of the Great Salt Lake, Utah. Salinities at the time of the photo were near 125 g/L, or about 4 times that of seawater. In dry periods, salinities reach 280 g/L. The high salt content makes the water more buoyant. Photo, July 1990.