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Salt lake turns pink in N China

Updated: Jan 13, 2022 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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A salt lake in Yuncheng, Shanxi province changes color to pink. [Photos/IC]

Ever seen a pink lake? A salt lake in Yuncheng, North China’s Shanxi province has turned pink. It’s no mystery. Under certain conditions, a kind of halophilic green microalgae called dunaliella salina produces heme that changes the color of the lake to pink. Cool!

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