A Sign - Mono Lake


Seagull and Sign

It is estimated that 85% of the California Seagull Population originate from breeding colonies on Mono Lake - a large inland salt lake located across the border between California and Nevada.

For years Mono Lake has been a point of controversy. Water coming from the Sierra Nevada is diverted towards Los Angeles, the result being a severe drop in water level of Mono Lake during the 20th century. The result: the breading population of Seagulls was severely diminished due to the formation of a land bridge between Negit Island and the mainland, allowing predators to feast on the Seagull colonies. For more information on Mono Lake, please visit Mono Lake Committee

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