• Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Bryce Canyon

    National Park Utah

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  • Back Country Campsite Closed

    Due to bear activity at Bryce Canyon's back-country, the following campsite has been closed until further notice: Sheep Creek

Dr. N. Gulf

Dr N. Gulf, an amoeba

Name: Dr. N. Gulf
Genus: amoeba
Size: variable
Age: 37
Gender: male
Weight: .1 gram
Diet: bacteria
Habitat: water
Skills: shape changing and surveillance
Education: PhD in Chemistry, PhD in Microbiology
Expertise: Primitive life
Hobbies: Swimming

 
Dr N Gulf visiting Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park
Look what I did during my vacation!
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Black and white photo of a portion of Grand Canyon National Park

Dr. N. Gulf is Allister's colleague and special advisor on all things small.

Joining Dr. N. Gulf on his vacations is a risky adventure. He is obsessed with the search for primitive life like himself and his vacations take him to hazardous environments for most living things. It is in these locations he finds the conditions needed in the planet's past that resulted in the spark of life.

His first adventure was at the Grand Canyon where he went to study fossilized ancient life in the oldest rocks of the deep canyon.

 
Outgassing from Hawai`i Volcanoes

From there he went to Yellowstone to explore the geothermal activity. In these hot waters he found some very basic life thriving.

Next he stopped at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. There in the toxic and deadly gasses erupting from the crust he took samples to bring back to his lab.

 
Glacier Bay Flow
His last stop in the three month long vacation was at Glacier Bay National Park, where he was looking for life growing along the bottom of glaciers and ice flows.
 

Did You Know?

USS Shenandoah at sea, USS Bryce Canyon is of the same class ship.

USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36) was named after the park. Commissioned 15 September 1950 at Charleston SC,(22 years after the park was established, to the day), Decommissioned 30 June 1981. A plaque, with a Flag and Ensign last flown over the ship are on display in the Headquarters building. More...