Thousands flock to Maui refuge to see other-worldly pink waters
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The pink water at Maui’s Kealia Pond has turned the area into quite a visitor attraction.
The National Wildlife Refuge tells us that over 11,000 people headed there just this past weekend.
The eye-popping pond has captured worldwide attention, with international media outlets covering the phenomenon.
Right now, the water is still a vibrant prink, but the refuge warns that may change if the area gets some rain.
Researchers believe drought conditions increased the salinity of the pond, and it turned pink as micro-bacteria began to thrive.
UH is still working to complete DNA sequencing from samples.
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