Sailing in a strawberry milkshake_Lake Retba

Sailing in a strawberry milkshake

Lake Retba, which runs through Senegal, West Africa, gets its color from an unusually high salt content—in some up to 40-percent! Microbiologist Michael Danson says that the water gets its candy-colored hue from the salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina (an algae). “They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink,” he told the Daily Mail.

[DailyMail - Images via Barcroft Media]

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7 thoughts on “Sailing in a strawberry milkshake

  1. bellesogni

    I like the title, “Sailing in a strawberry milkshake”. I’ll never look at a strawberry milkshake again without remembering this photo essay.

    Reply

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