A lagoon in Argentina’s southern Patagonia region has turned an alarming pink colour, reportedly due to pollution caused by a chemical intended to preserve prawns.
Forget the Red Sea, it’s all about the pink sea these days.
At least, that’s the current situation in Argentina, where an entire lagoon has turned a bright pink colour – though it’s not for any uplifting reason. This isn’t some publicity stunt, sadly.
The bizarre change at Corfo Lagoon is reportedly a result of pollution caused by a chemical used to preserve prawns and get them ready for export. Sodium sulphite is an anti-bacterial product often found in fish factories, but the resulting waste is polluting water sources in the surrounding area.
Residents say the pink colour is creating grim smells and souring the land around the river.