Jun 4, 2012
Lake Retba in Senegal, West Africa, not only looks weird, the smell isn’t comfortable. This pink lake looks like strawberry milk, which is caused by high concentrations of salt. The data shows that salinity in some areas is as high as 40%. Local salt mining is an important source of income. Microbiologist said that the color of Lake Retba is caused by halophile ‘Dunaliella salina.’
Workers in the lake to collect salt.
Researchers are collecting samples.