Lake Retba

4 years ago

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On the picture you can see a lake in Senegal
The bizarre colour is caused by high levels of salt - with some areas containing up to 40% of the condiment.

Michael Danson, an expert in extremophile bacteria from Bath University, said: The strawberry colour is produced by salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina.

They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink.

Lakes like Retba and the Dead Sea, which have high salt concentrations, were once thought to be incompatible with life - hence the names. But they are very much alive.

I have never ever seen a pink lake, has anyone seen this or been at this once? Tell me!! x

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