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Lake Retba In Senegal Looks Like A Giant Strawberry Milkshake. That's because the blood red colour is caused by high levels of salt - with some areas containing up to 40 per cent of it.

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"The Pink Lake" aka Lake Retba, Senegal. That is just insanely gorgeous and amazing

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Pink lakes: Hille (Austrália), lago Retba (Senegal), Salina de Torrevieja (Espanha), Hutt Lagoon (Austrália), Dusty Rose (Canadá), Pink Lake (Austrália), Quairading Pink Lake (Austrália)

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The pink Lake Retba in Senegal, East Africa. Its colour is caused by the micro-algae Dunaliella salina which creates large amounts of carotenoids, an orange-red pigment, that turns the water pink. The salt content is close to 40% which, like that of the Dead Sea, allows people to float easily.

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Dolphins in Lake Retba or Lac Rose. The lake lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar. Depending on the time of day, the lake changes colour from a light purple to a deep scarlet pink. The unusual colouring of the water is caused by harmless halophilic bacteria that thrive in the lake’s high-salinity environment. The color is particularly visible during the dry season.

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from Grist

Senegal’s salt lakes look like Pepto-Bismol

The pink color comes from microorganisms called Dunaliella salina, which thrive in the extremely salty lake. The red pigment is D. salina‘s version of chlorophyll, allowing the organisms to collect energy from the sun. All of this is natural, if visually insane. Sometimes nature is easily as crazy-looking as human-made pollution.

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from PureWow

10 of the Most Colorful Places On Earth

10 of the Most Colorful Places On Earth. The world is full of beautiful things...

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