Bird Mummies in the Lake
1. Phantom Rain
Even though rain falls on Lake Natron, a large portion of that is "phantom rain"— it evaporates before it reaches the surface.
2 . Only Flamingos can Live on The Lake
The lake is the largest breeding site for flamingos, the bacteria in the lake that kills most birds does not affect flamingos.
Flamingos in the Lake
3. Terminal Lake
Lake Natron and Lake Bahi are the two alkaline lakes in East Africa. Both are terminal lakes because they do not drain into any river or sea but are fed by rivers and hot springs.
4. The Water in the Lake Is Toxic
Large salt, soda, and magnesite deposits can be found in Lake Natron. This water will damage the internal organs of any animal that drinks it.
5. The Water is Red and Hot
The algae that grow in Lake Natron's hypersaline environment causes the water to occasionally turn red (or orange-red). Even from space, you can see the red water, the water can get piping hot, as hot as 60 degrees Celsius.