Site location and images showing systems studied.
(A) Aerial view of Laguna La Brava indicating the sampling sites. (B) Aerial view of NLM (scale bar 5m). (C) Aerial view of microbialite site. (D) Detail of B, showing NLM (scale bar 0.5m). (E) Top view showing detail of pink mat (PM; scale bar 0.1m). (F) View of black mat (BM, scale bar 0.5m). (G) View from the side of Distichlis spicata (Gramineae), with underground rhizome-associated concretions not visible, scale bar 1m).