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The Pink Colored Lake Retba in Senegal

Lake Retba is separated only by some narrow dunes from the Atlantic Ocean and, as expected its salt content is very high. Its salinity content compares to that of the Dead Sea and during the dry season it exceeds it.

Its distinct pink colour is caused by the Dunaliella salina bacteria, which is attracted by the lake’s salt content. The bacteria produces a red pigment in order to absorb the sunlight, thus giving the lake its unique colour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sphinx
Cairo
Egypt
Love the color of this lake. Beautiful
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