Photo 2 May 73 notes The shallow Sivash lagoons in Crimea. When water levels recede in summer, numerous pinkish-white salt pans are exposed, covering dozens of square km in the region. The pink color is the result of microalgae that thrive in salty conditions and produce high levels of beta-carotene, a reddish pigment that protects it from the region’s intense sunlight. The salt is collected by traders and exported to Russia, the European Union, and to Japan, where it is prized for its purported value in fighting the effects of radiation. Picture: Sergey Anashkevitch/Exclusivepix (via Pictures of the day: 22 April 2014 - Telegraph)

The shallow Sivash lagoons in Crimea. When water levels recede in summer, numerous pinkish-white salt pans are exposed, covering dozens of square km in the region. The pink color is the result of microalgae that thrive in salty conditions and produce high levels of beta-carotene, a reddish pigment that protects it from the region’s intense sunlight. The salt is collected by traders and exported to Russia, the European Union, and to Japan, where it is prized for its purported value in fighting the effects of radiation. Picture: Sergey Anashkevitch/Exclusivepix (via Pictures of the day: 22 April 2014 - Telegraph)

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