Senin, 03 Maret 2014
A pink lake in Senegal
Located north of the region of Dakar , Cape Verde, is a unique place in the world for its particular pink that has made him the subject of many scientific studies and photographic lenses . Want to know more about this magical corner Senegalese ?
The scientific explanation
This curious lake, covering an area of about 3 miles , gets its pinkish tone due to its salinity and Dunaliella algae that produce a red pigment to resist such salt concentration. When the pigment and salt in contact with the sunlight, the water turns pink. This shade is especially visible in the dry season , as the algae that causes this reaction in water color is multiplied massively .
As I just mentioned , one of the peculiarities of this lake is its high salt content , superior even to the Dead Sea , which causes people to float easily. Additionally, this feature feeds the locals , who are dedicated to scrape the bottom of the lake and transport in rudimentary boats to shore , where they get this mineral water extract and then sell .
Men and women are protected from the corrosive salt smearing with shea butter , a kind of cream that protects the skin of the shea tree made today have a lot of success among lovers of beauty .