“PINK Lake” – How Many Are There On Earth?

“Pink lake”? There are 8  notable ones in total! Lake Retba (Senegal), Hutt Lagoon (Australia), Pink Lake (Australia), Lake Hillier (Australia), Salina de Torrevieja (Spain), Dusty Rose Lake (Canada), Masazirgol or Masazir Lake (Azerbaijan) and Quairading Pink Lake (Australia). Here is how they look.

Pink Lake Retba, Dakar Region, Senegal (#1)

Pink Lake Retba, Dakar Region, Senegal - Locals collecting salt

Pink Lake Retba, Dakar Region, Senegal – Locals collecting salt

Size: (3 sq. Km). “Lake Retba aka “Lac Rose” (meaning the pink lake) is a salt lake with  40% salt content  that rivals the Dead Sea of Jordan making it easy to float. Fortunately the high salt content supports the locals who extract the salt that finally goes into food products and cosmetics. To protect their skin Senegalese people apply a coat of natural butter. The Dakar Rally ends here.

Lake Retba

Lake Retba

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