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    Lake Retba in Senegal--high salt content supports growth of a red microorganism that turns the water pink

  • Elizabeth Vos

    Lake Retba (Lac Rose), Senegal. Yes, the water is really pink!

  • Carrie L

    Lake Retba - seriously, a pink lake

  • Oli Cake

    Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar. It is so named for its pink waters, caused by cyanobacteria in the water. The color is particularly visible during the dry season.

  • Merce Ramesh

    Late Retba in Senegal is pinker than any milkshake ;-)

  • The Beautiful Diversion

    Pink Waters- Lake Retba in Senegal | DYNAMIC AFRICA

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SO PRETTY!!!!! Senegal's Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water

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