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A Pink Lake (25 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Travel   9 Jun 2011   / 6473 views

Welcome to Rose Lake which is located in Senegal. The lake only covers an area of a little over 32 Sq. Ft. This pink lake has a salt concentration of 380 gallons per liter, which is very salty.  Many of the Senegalese people mine salt from the lake bottom. The salt that is extracted is carried to shore in cakes. To protect their skin, the salt collectors rub their skin with shea butter which is an salve that is used to avoid damage to the tissues of the skin.

 

The color of the lake is dependent on the light. On days when there is a strong wind, the lake will dry up and the salt concentration in it will increase, the bacteria in the lake will resist allowing more pigment, and the lake will turn red. On days that are cloudy, the lake will appear more gray than pink.






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GOODSTUFF4U 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
tough job
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moser 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
That lake is much bigger than 32 sq feet. 380 gallons per liter is not possible. It has a near 40% salt concentration.
       
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lolzz 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I miss the peper
       
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lolipop 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
hmm...
       
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Gallardo 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Lolipop why do you even bother replying....its better not to make a comment rather than make such a lame one
       
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Tarzan 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
i wont like to do this job.. very tough..
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chrisbumble 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
what happens when you wash your blue shirt on it?
       
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Wilhelmina 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Shoot, so that's that one spuposes.
       














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