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Colors in the Bay

Looking straight down from 1500 ft (450 meter) we see sections of water separated by levees (smalll dikes).


The green water above is the open water of the bay.


Below that is the water of a salt pond that is slowly concentrating the salt as the water is evaporated off - the red color comes from the brine shrimp, salts, and cyano-bacteria that make up this soup.


The white section below is almost dry and ready to harvest with a bull-dozer which will scrape the salt in a pile for transport

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Taken on March 4, 2012