Thursday, 30 May 2013

Amazing algae photos

Check out these stunning images of an algae farm in Western Australia. Hutt Lagoon is about 14 km long by 2k m wide and around 1 m deep. Photographer, Steve Back took the pictures from above, showcasing the amazing pinky red algal blooms. 
The micro-organisms produce beta-carotene, which has a multitude of applications including ice-cream and nutritional supplements for pregnant women.

You can see more of Back's work here.

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Hutt Lagoon
Hutt Lagoon (Photo credit: kid_wendy)

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