Is the Mazama Newt unique to Crater Lake?
Newt genetic tests reveal
Mazama Newts (graph symbols within green line) are genetically different than the common Rough-skinned Newts (X symbols within black line).
Why are the genetic results significant?
The National Park Service has a responsibility to protect the native plants and animals within Crater Lake National Park boundaries, especially those found nowhere else.
Did You Know?
At 1,943 feet deep, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the ten deepest lakes in the world!