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Beautiful San Francisco Multicolored Ponds (8 pics)

Posted in Pictures   23 Nov 2009   / 3818 views

These salt evaporation ponds are situated in San Francisco Bay.
They are shallow man-made ponds designed to produce salts from sea water or other brines.
The color indicates the salinity of the ponds. In low to mid-salinity ponds, green algae are predominant. In middle to high salinity ponds, red algae are. Millions of tiny brine shrimp create an orange cast in mid-salinity ponds. Other bacteria that also contribute different tints.


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