The Pink Beaches of Around the World Tauheed Ahmad October 20, 2016 Nature 189 The most liked sandy beaches and turquoise waters form a vision that will motivate travel bug in most people particularly when the weather cools. But though you might have imagined or see white or pale yellow sand, there are a few rare destinations around the globe where the sandy beaches actually have a subtle shade of pink. Therefore, one of the most well-known examples is Pink Sands Beach, a three-mile long stretch of sand on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Hence, the wonder is not caused by pollution or a trick of the light but rather, a micro-organism famous as foraminifera. Therefore, in the Bahamas, a rare species of the tiny creatures, Homotrema rubrum, have reddish shells according to the Royal Gazette. So, once they die, they get washed up on to the beaches where they blend in with the sand, pieces of coral and skeletons of other marine organisms to make the famous ‘pink sand’. Source: Dailymail It might seem like a trick of the light but it’s in fact caused by a micro-organism. Above, Pink Beach on Padar Island in Indonesia’s Komodo Flores One of the most famous example of the phenomenon is Pink Sands Beach, a three-mile long stretch of sand on Harbour Island in the Bahamas The marine organism is known as foraminifera and some of the species have red shells. Above, Spiaggia Rosa on the island of Budelli in Sardinia The shade of pink varies according to the concentration of the foraminifera washed up on shore. Above, Elbow Beach in Paget Parish, Bermuda There are beaches around the world where the sand has a pink hue instead of the usual white or pale yellow. Above, Elafonisi beach in Crete When the creatures die, they get washed up on to the beaches and blend in with the sand. Above, Balos lagoon on Crete Related PostsWhite Sandy Beach of Australia is White Haven on Earth The World of a Sandy BeachesBeautiful The Rock Islands of Palau Re-Known for Their World’s Best BeachesThe world of sandy BeachBay of Fires, in Tasmania, AustraliaWinter in LofotenThe stunning pictures of Hawaii from a HexacopterHillier Lake is a Natural Phenomenon in Western AustraliaPholisma Sonorae: The Most Bizarre WildflowerThe Sand Dunes of Maspalomas Urchins with Spiny UmbrellasPobiti Kamani: The Stone Forest of Bulgaria Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.