Bizarre: African lake turns pink

London: The bizarre African lake has turned pink by extreme concentrations of salt that is harvested by hundreds of workers each day.

The lake Retba is located in Senegal west Africa and workers make their way to the lake daily in a bid to collect the mineral and piles of it can be seen on the banks of the African shores.

Much like the the Dead Sea, swimmers lay back on the water, drifting with ease, as the salt content helps to aid floatation

Michael Danson, an expert in extremophile bacteria from Bath University, said: ‘The strawberry colour 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,” Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

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