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At first glance, it might look like a sign of the apocalypse - but scientists say the blood red lakes in southern France are actually a natural phenomenon.
Camargue, France is a river delta where the Rhône meets the sea. The picturesque area is home to numerous salt flats, and it is this concentration of salt that will occasionally stain red the regions normally blue water.
A photographer driving through the region recently stopped to chronicle the incredible blood-red color of the water and the trillions of salt crystals crusting rocks, branches and shoreline.
Read more: www.nydailynews.com...
Originally posted by crazyguy2012
Then you read about truck drivers making atomic bombs in their basements. Apparently, making one is "easy"...
A lake in the Camargue in southern France -- a river delta where the Rhône meets the sea --has turned blood red, and scientists believe that the change in hue is due to a natural phenomenon, the New York Daily News report
My concern is not the effect but the cause. It supposedly is natural. But I am sure if the salt content is high enough to cause this then it is not good for anything that lives in there. Where did all that salt come from? I am not a biblical scholar but when the bible describes the lakes and rivers turning to blood I am not sure that was meant to be literal. If this happens in more areas it could have a devastating effect.
"The strawberry [color] is produced by salt-loving organism Dunaliella salina. They produce a red pigment that absorbs and uses the energy of sunlight to create more energy, turning the water pink," Michael Danson, an expert in extremophile bacteria from Bath University, told the Daily Mail. "Lakes like Retba and the Dead Sea, which have high salt concentrations, were once thought to be incompatible with life - hence the names. But they are very much alive."
Revelation 16.1-3: 1Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.” 2The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly and painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshipped his image. 3The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it turned into blood like that of a dead man, and every living thing in the sea died.
Originally posted by crazyguy2012
reply to post by Argyll
I am wondering where the extra salt comes from? Global Warming? Pollution?
Camargue, France is a river delta where the Rhône meets the sea. The picturesque area is home to numerous salt flats, and it is this concentration of salt that will occasionally stain red the regions normally blue water. Read more: www.nydailynews.com...
Much of the area is under water - inland salt water lakes, called étangs in the Languedoc. Approximately a third of the Camargue is either lakes or marshland. The largest of these salt water lakes is the The Étang de Vaccarès.
In all, the Camargue covers around 140,000 hectares, including wetlands, pastures, dunes and salt flats.
Originally posted by Scalded Frog
reply to post by crazyguy2012
Obviously your fears are unfounded when it comes to the river being blood but, I want to thank you for the link none the less. The photos on the page "Earth from Above" were absolutely stunning. Wish they had included captions telling where the photos were taken.