One of two world's dead lakes can be found in Ukraine

16/06/2016

Syvash, a unique pink lake, is located in Kherson Oblast (not far from Hryhorivka illage). The water color is caused by the presence of Dunaliella Salina (a type of halophile green micro-algae especially found in sea salt fields; it is known for its antioxidant activity because of its ability to create large amount of carotenoids). The lake salt concentration is 35%.

As doctors say the brine (solution of salt (usually sodium chloride) in water) is rich in minerals, salts, magnesium chloride and potassium iodide, sodium bromide and magnesium acids.

Moreover, Syvash is the place where bacteria producing carotenoids (provitamin A) live.


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