Lake Retba in Senegal
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.
“Lakes like Retba and the Dead Sea, which have high salt concentrations, were once thought to be incompatible with life - hence the names. But they are very much alive.”
NOAA/NRDC Ocean Oases
(you may have to full screen this bitch to watch it normal)
The ocean floor just off the eastern United States is deeply carved with hidden canyons, teaming with exotic and breathtaking species of plants and animals. There’s 15 major incised canyons along the east coast of the United States. At times of lower sea level, rivers ran out across continental shelf and carved out the tops of parts of the canyons. Some are almost as long as the Grand Canyon and nearly as deep. Just east of those canyons, 4 extinct volcanoes called seamounts, rise from the ocean floor. They’re part of a chain that extends down to Bermuda. Together, the canyons and seamounts are home to an extraordinary universe of life.