Salt evaporation ponds

Salt evaporation ponds

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Credit: DANIEL SAMBRAUS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Salt evaporation ponds. The red colour of the water is caused by carotenoid proteins of animal and plant plankton. These salt marshes are a feeding place for flamingoes. Photographed in Yucatan, Mexico.

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