Lake Retba In Senegal Looks Like A Giant Strawberry Milkshake. That's because the blood red colour is caused by high levels of algae due to high salt content - with some areas containing up to 40 per cent of it.
Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is situated north of the Cap Vert Peninsula in Senegal, northeast of Dakar. The lake's harmless bacteria makes it pink while it's high salt content makes in easy to float on
Lake Retba or Lac Rose is located in the north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal. It got its name due to the Dunaliella salina algae making its water look like strawberry milk shake. Pink color is clearly visible during the dry season.
Senegal's Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose: harmless halophilic bacteria make the water pink. Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water.
Lake Retba, Senegal (western Africa) Can't believe I had never even heard of this! (Lac Rose/the Pink Lake!) The pink color is from a bacteria that grows in the lake due to it's extremely high salt content.
Lake Retba, SenegalThis lake looks cotton-candy pink, thanks to the Dunaliella salina algae that grows in the water. The pink is most visible during the dry season, which lasts from November to February.
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Lake Retba also known as Lac Rose meaning Pink Lake, lies north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal. Named for its pink waters caused by Dunaliella salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to in some areas.