Scientists have discovered that the Presena Glacier in the Italian Alps has turned pink. Algae became the reason for the coloration of the snow, which, in principle, cannot be called an unusual natural phenomenon. However, the richness of pink has raised the alarm among the scientific community.
According to experts, a high concentration of algae affects the intensity of the color in which they dye. As a consequence, such a rich color of the snow indicates that algae are actively multiplying inside the glacier. And the increase in the average annual temperature affects the reproduction of algae. Over time, the Presena Glacier may disappear, significantly raising the water level in the world’s oceans.