Lonar lake turned pink due to ‘Haloarchaea’ microbes: Probe

News: According to the Agharkar Research Institute, the colour of Lonar lake water turned pink due to a large presence of ‘Haloarchaea’ microbes. Facts: Haloarchaea or Halophilic archaea: It is a bacteria culture which produces pink pigment and is found in water saturated with salt. However,the colour of the lake is returning to original as… Continue reading Lonar lake turned pink due to ‘Haloarchaea’ microbes: Probe

Lonar Lake Turned Pink Overnight In Maharashtra

News: Maharashtra’s Lonar lake has changed its colour to pink prompting scientists to investigate the possible cause. Facts: Lonar Lake: It is a notified National Geo Heritage Monument located at Lonar, Maharashtra. Formation: The lake is believed to have been formed when a meteorite crashed into Earth around 50,000 years ago. The lake sits inside… Continue reading Lonar Lake Turned Pink Overnight In Maharashtra