Friday, August 10, 2012


Yep, those are tiny rowboats, and that is water. But it's not the result of a horrific spill from the dye tanks at a bubblegum factory -- this one is all-natural. This lake in Africa is colored pink as a result of absurdly high salt concentrations, which attracts massive hordes of salt-loving bacteria called Dunaliella salina. The bacteria are full of the red-orange pigment beta-carotene, the same stuff that gives carrots their color

No comments:

Post a Comment