Contest #317 answer: Lake Natron, Tanzania

Lake Natron is a salt lake with a pH of 10.5,which is so caustic that it will burn the skin of the animals that are not adapted to it.

Natron Lake

The water’s alkalinity comes from the sodium carbonate and other minerals that flow into the lake from the surrounding hills. And sodium carbonate was used ny the Egyptians for mummification…

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