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The Department of Awesome Natural Wonders is hosting the next…

The Department of Awesome Natural Wonders is hosting the next Geyser of Awesome Field Trip! This time we’re headed down to Mexico, specifically a fishing village called Las Coloradas, located on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. That’s where we’ll find the Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve and it’s estuary of gorgeous rose-colored waters and white salt beaches.

The water’s pink color comes from marine microorganisms, red plankton and brine shrimp. The effect is similar to what happens to flamingos’ feathers because the birds also feed on plankton.

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Photos by @marisahampe, @ fercabrera27, @fabio_c_rodrigues, @elvakntu, @pattylinage_, @missviriri, @enriquefz, @louisemrg, and @louisemrg respectively.

[via My Modern Met]

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