The lake itself turned pink
In the outskirts of a small Spanish village of Cañada del Hoyo are seven small lakes. And they all, until recently, was common. And suddenly appeared among them pink lake – Turtle (de las Tortugas). The spectacle attracted a small Turtle to the lake a lot of people wanting to see the unusual natural phenomenon.
And hurry, because how long the lake will be pink, find it difficult to say even microbiologists. According to their experts, the water will regain its normal color within a few days. As found by the biologists, this is due to the fact that the microorganisms inhabiting Turtle lake, in this strange way reacted to the weather change.
This bacteria cromatiales, also known as purple sulfur bacteria. These days in the vicinity of Cañada del Hoyo temperature has risen. And micro-organisms decided to warm up on the surface.
However, even in his normal state de las Tortugas deserves attention. This lake is a permanent “residence” of the European water turtle, which is listed in the Red book in connection with the threat of extinction. The lake – karst origin, the depth is 6 metres, and 11 years ago it was officially declared a natural monument.
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