The Strawberry Milkshake Lake
by Shawn King
From above the mass of water – which spans one square mile – looks staggeringly similar to a giant milkshake.
The bizarre colour is caused by high levels of salt – with some areas containing up to 40% of the condiment.
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.