Once a Year This Lake Turns Completely Pink

Posted by Chantel Delulio on August 19, 2016 at 5:17:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

Pink Lake

Every year tourists visit Lake Burlinskoye to witness the water transform from blue to a bright shade of pink. While this may look like the Siberian version of dying the Chicago River green on St. Patrick’s Day, the pink hue is actually a naturally occurring phenomenon. The change in color that occurs every August is the result of a microscopic species of pink brine shrimp that thrives in the lake’s salty water. The annual change of color occurs as the weather grows warmer and, due to climate change, that pink hue is appearing ahead of schedule.

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For more on this story visit The Siberian Times.

Photo Credit: Mir Kamnya / The Siberian Times

Chantel Delulio

Staff Writer

I grew up in the shadow of the Appalachians in western Maryland. I received my B.A. in English literature from Washington College and moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve fallen in love with the gorgeous weather and abundance of food trucks.

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