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A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by iwaeda: 12:55pm On Jun 12, 2020
(CNN) What caused the lake to turn pink?

That was the question on people's minds across India after Lonar Lake in the state of Maharashtra suddenly changed hues in recent days.

Experts believe that the change is likely due to either increased salinity in the water, the presence of algae or a combination of both -- like parts of Utah's Great Salt Lake or Lake Hillier in Australia.

Gajanan Kharat, a local geologist, said in a video posted to Maharashtra Tourism's Twitter feed, that this has happened before, but was not as prominent.

"It's looking particularly red this year because this year the water's salinity has increased," he said. "The amount of water in the lake has reduced and the lake has become shallower, so the salinity has gone up and caused some internal changes."

Kharat said that researchers are also investigating if the presence of red algae caused the color change.

Samples are being sent to several labs, he said, and "once they have studied it we will be able to definitively say why the lake's water has turned red."

The lake, which is located about 500 kilometers (311 miles) east of Mumbai, formed after a meteorite hit the Earth some 50,000 years ago, according to CNN affiliate CNN News 18. It's a popular tourist attraction and has been studied by scientists across the globe, CNN News 18 reported.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/06/11/asia/lake-lonar-pink-india-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by Officialgarri: 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
It's because a Dinosaur died 300 million years ago in it and the food it ate is just decaying cheesy

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by da3pu0(m): 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
This is really amazing

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by Slawormir: 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright

Experts believe that the change is likely due to either increased salinity in the water, the presence of algae or a combination of both


Then why the headline come say expert don't know why!
I thought the expert were completely in the dark concerning the issue
See as i Rush enter the topic make i come educate them before. I nor know say the expert know wetin cause am.

Anyway make i still drop wetin I know
Na Dunaliella salina cause am through oxidation and reduction. Dunaliella salina is a type of algae that produces carotenoids
Oh! My weed. You still make me remember oxidation and reduction for biology and chemistry that year. I will continue to smoke till the end of time

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by CallMeDrino: 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
cheesy
Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by Sannisege: 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
Maybe Algal bloom

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by Tbasicme: 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
The cause of this is the presence of an algae called Dunaliella salina. It is a species in the family of green algae that lives in salt water and utilizes sun light to produce carotenoids especially Beta carotene(Red coloured) which inturn gives the water a red coloration.

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by holyDaniel: 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by u11ae1013: 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
Emeka might be behind it.

It is as a result of a natural phenomenon called algae bloom
Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by carlleung(m): 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
shocked
Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by PureGoldh(m): 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by Snipespeter: 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by nanz(m): 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
Ok
Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by vincijr(m): 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
Nature is beautiful

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by HeadNigga: 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
A sign that corona is going
Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by Snow5(m): 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
pink in the middle...

lol..
the earth is tired!!!

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by SmartPolician: 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
The gods are angry

The Igwe must hear this

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by WASMOG(m): 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
Corona lake
Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by drfiwaj(m): 1:29pm On Jun 12, 2020
It is simple

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by iwaeda: 1:30pm On Jun 12, 2020
Omi Aye, another idol for India people to worship

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by IpobAntidote: 1:30pm On Jun 12, 2020
Tbasicme:
Maybe because of algae


Yeahp, more than likely.
Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by medTechworld(f): 1:30pm On Jun 12, 2020
Uuhmm
Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by Hakeem12(m): 1:30pm On Jun 12, 2020
Just because a lake turned pink, see all the comments above, "the world is coming to an end yen yen yen." There have been more than four pandemics on this earth, volcanic eruption, earthquakes, landslides, wars, famines, Angel Gabriel was nowhere to be found. Now you are calling on him to blow because of ordinary lake.

Y'all don't even rate your intelligence. You allowed some archaic text to reason for y'all. Such a shame

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by arantess: 1:30pm On Jun 12, 2020
Na bacteria joor

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by obyrich(m): 1:30pm On Jun 12, 2020
Lake or water pond?

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by Nobody: 1:30pm On Jun 12, 2020
The end is near

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by NaijaOlosho(f): 1:31pm On Jun 12, 2020
Fulani herdsmen/bandits slaughtered some human meats inside that lake thats why it turned pink. Which indicates malnourished blood from the North shocked

Nothing new
Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by aragonchuks(m): 1:31pm On Jun 12, 2020
Maybe someone shit inside grin grin

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Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by MerisaJ: 1:31pm On Jun 12, 2020
End time lake
Re: A 50,000-Year-Old Lake In India Turns Pink And Experts Don't Know Exactly Why by stubbornman(m): 1:31pm On Jun 12, 2020
See ice cream

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