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Lake Grassmere Saltworks | Marlborough, New Zealand

Lake Grassmere Saltworks | Marlborough, New Zealand

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Summary

The pink to purple colour of the crystallisation ponds is caused by natural microscopic green algae that change to pink in the high salt concentration. The same phenomena gives the Red Sea its name. There are also small pink shrimps in the water that thrive in this salty environment.Other salt works in the world are generally much closer to the equator, but Marlborough's abundance of warm north-westerly winds, long hours of sunshine and low summer rainfall provide the evaporation needed to extract salt from the sea at this latitude.

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21/02/2008
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Bernard Spragg
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