URMIA LAKE IN IRAN TURNS RED BLOOD AUGUST 1, 2016


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http://www.facebook.com/GabeHashOffic… Between April and July, Iran’s salty Lake Urmia changed from a bright green color to a blood red.
NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the image above and reported on the science behind the strange transformation. According to NASA, the periodic color change is caused by micro algae producing carotenoids.
Carotenoids, also called tetraterpenoids, are organic pigments that are found in the chloroplasts and chromoplasts of plants and some other photosynthetic organisms, including some bacteria and some fungi.
Carotenoids, help with photosynthesis and act as antioxidants and Halobacteriaceae, a bacteria in very salty water that releases “a red pigment called bacteriorhodopsin that absorbs light and converts it into energy for the bacteria.
The color changes have become common in the spring and early summer due to seasonal precipitation and climate patterns.
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