The lake that changes Colors

Posted by on Monday, March 27, 2017
Yuncheng Salt Lake: Dead Sea of China

As Spring temperatures sweep across parts of China the salt lake known as the "China's Dead Sea" changes colors.

Located in Yuncheng, China, the lake changes colors and is a popular tourist attraction.

It changes colors due to microorganisms called Dunaliella salina.

Dunaliella salina is a type of halophile green micro-algae especially found in sea salt fields. Known for its antioxidant activity because of its ability to create large amount of carotenoids, it is also used in cosmetics and dietary supplements.

The lake is over 500 million years old and is approximately 120 square km.

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