Video by Dane Christensen

A visual portrait about the crisis at Great Salt Lake. Water levels in Great Salt Lake have shrunk to record lows. The biologist Bonnie Baxter says we’re seeing an ecosystem collapse before our eyes—as microbialites are beached, brine flies and shrimp die off, and birds migrate elsewhere. Toxic dust released from the dry lakebed endangers people, too. Meanwhile Bonnie studies the lake and tracks its decline.