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Located on the north Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, depending on the time of day Lake Retba changes color from a light purple to a deep scarlet pink. The unusual coloring of the water is caused by harmless halophilic bacteria that produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink.

Located on the north Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, depending on the time of day Lake Retba changes color from a light purple to a deep scarlet pink. The unusual coloring of the water is caused by harmless halophilic bacteria that produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink.