Watermelon Snow in California

If you've ever walked along the slopes of the Sierra Nevada in California in the summer, you've probably noticed that the snow here at altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet, very unique. For thousands of years, scientists from around the world can not solve the mystery of "watermelon snow».

Want to know why snow pink? The answer to this question below.

The answer is very simple. Snow turns pink due to microscopic algae known as Chamydomonas nivalis. Locals sometimes eat the snow, because it has the smell and taste of watermelon this fruit. However, there are reports that the pink snow can lead to indigestion.


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