Wednesday, October 2, 2013

*Deadly lake turns animals into statues*...


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Deadly lake turns animals into statues

Lake Natron "takes its name from natron, a naturally occurring compound made mainly of sodium carbonate, with a bit of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) thrown in. Here, this has come from volcanic ash, accumulated from the Great Rift valley. Animals that become immersed in the water die and are calcified."

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