Pink Lakes

A pink lake is a lake that has a red or pink color. This is often caused by the presence of algae that produces carotenoids, such as Dunaliella salina. At high salinity, temperature and light, this alga accumulates the red carotenoid pigment, beta-carotene. This is the same pigment that gives carrots, which contain 0.3% of beta-carotene, their color. Concentrations as high as 14% of the dry weight can occur in Dunaliella salina, which is the highest in any organism. The beta-carotene protects the alga against damage from high light, coating the green chlorophyll and giving the alga an orange/red color.


Deck/File Name: Pink Lakes (pinklakes)
Made/Donated by: Aki / saya Color: PaleVioletRed
Released: 2021-08-21 Masterable: Yes
Wished by: Mysti
Mastered by: None