Sierras 6000 feet small pool in granite

jwg

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BTW, this was the article I found that convinced me: http://vernalpools.ucmerced.edu/node/162
good article indicating many species!
I liked this tidbit, as I was thinking they must get spread around by birds to be in those rock pools; "Cysts are even resistant to stomach acids, such as those of migratory birds which might ingest the cysts while feeding in vernal pools."
Curious about your Sierra location. Western, eastern, north, south?
Jay
 
#12
good article indicating many species!
I liked this tidbit, as I was thinking they must get spread around by birds to be in those rock pools; "Cysts are even resistant to stomach acids, such as those of migratory birds which might ingest the cysts while feeding in vernal pools."
Curious about your Sierra location. Western, eastern, north, south?
Jay
I'm not sure. A climber buddy posted the photos on FB. I'll ask him.