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Lake Retba - The Pink Lake E-mail
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Lake Retba - The Pink Lake

Lake Retba or Lac Rose lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, north east of Dakar. Depending on the time of day, the lake changes color from a light purple to a deep scarlet pink. The unusual coloring 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.

"The strawberry color is produced by salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina. They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink," said Michael Danson, an expert in bacteria from Britain's Bath University.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 February 2013 )
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Incredible Artistic Cypress Caddo Lake E-mail
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Incredible Artistic Cypress Caddo Lake

Incredible cypress Caddo Lake
Caddo - a unique nature reserve, which is located on the border of Texas and Louisiana. In its territory grow the biggest cypress forests of our planet. Caddo - the only lake in Texas, formed naturally. In the early nineteenth century on the River Red River there was congestion of river debris and logs. Beavers living on the banks of the river, have strengthened this jam their dams. Thus was formed a dam that blocked the movement of the river, and was the beginning of the creation of the lake. Now it is a protected area with a unique nature.

Last Updated ( Friday, 08 February 2013 )
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