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Biogeography of the Salton Sea

Michael A. Patten, Guy McCaskie, and Philip Unitt

in Birds of the Salton Sea: Status, Biogeography, and Ecology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235939
eISBN:
9780520929449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235939.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The Salton Sink has typically hot and dry weather. The capacious waters of the Salton Sea are home to only four species of fish. A hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis mossambica -O. urolepis) is the most ... More


A History of the Salton Sink

Michael A. Patten, Guy McCaskie, and Philip Unitt

in Birds of the Salton Sea: Status, Biogeography, and Ecology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235939
eISBN:
9780520929449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235939.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The Salton Sink lies between the southern Coachella Valley and the northern Mexicali Valley. The long history of the Salton Trough ranges from its connection with the Gulf of California during the ... More


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