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Click Here To Find Out Why This Lake In Turkey Turned Red!

One of the largest lakes in Turkey, spanning 600 square miles, is the Tuz Golu Lake. On the outskirts of the town Askaray, it sits in Central Turkey and is one of the largest hypersaline lakes of the world.

Quite often, the lake plays a host to Dunaliella salinas algae that turns the lake into a blood red color.

The red color is so rich that anyone, looking at the lake without being aware about the algae would be horrified, thinking it to be a pool of blood mixed with the lake’s water. (Well not everyone knows about algae…)! These pictures of the mighty Tuz Goku were clicked very recently. Take a look!

AKSARAY, TURKEY - JULY 16: A view from the "Salt Lake" in Aksaray, Turkey on July 16, 2015. Dunaliella salinas, a type of halophile micro-algae especially found in sea/lake salt fields, colorize a part of the lake this season of the year. (Photo by Murat Oner Tas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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AKSARAY, TURKEY - JULY 16: Flamingos are seen at the "Salt Lake" in Aksaray, Turkey on July 16, 2015. Dunaliella salinas, a type of halophile micro-algae especially found in sea/lake salt fields, colorize a part of the lake this season of the year. (Photo by Murat Oner Tas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

AKSARAY, TURKEY - JULY 16: A view from the "Salt Lake" in Aksaray, Turkey on July 16, 2015. Dunaliella salinas, a type of halophile micro-algae especially found in sea/lake salt fields, colorize a part of the lake this season of the year. (Photo by Murat Oner Tas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

AKSARAY, TURKEY - JULY 16: A view from the "Salt Lake" in Aksaray, Turkey on July 16, 2015. Dunaliella salinas, a type of halophile micro-algae especially found in sea/lake salt fields, colorize a part of the lake this season of the year. (Photo by Murat Oner Tas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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