Mystery of salt ponds of San Francisco 

So many of you have taken a flight into San Francisco airport and wondered at this view from your airplane – a multi colored pallet of livig art. At first, it might not be obvious that it’s living art; the colors are so bright – it’s as if someone really put color in your pond. 

Here are some pictures I took on my recent landing.    

Now, I could just wonder about these colors or just get down and put some water from these ponds in my Foldscope and watch where does this color come from?
But I don’t want to do this alone; so I invite anyone in the area to join me. Please comment below and I will send out a message to anyone who has a Foldscope (or really want one) and we will choose a day/time and try to go sample the ponds collectively. 

Let’s do some science collectively and solve this mystery of colored ponds. It’s no fun to read about it; when you can just do it. So if you want to join in on the adventure; please post a comment below with an interest to come. This will be a weekend activity. 

To be continued.. 



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  1. Manu Prakash says:

    If any of you would like to join for this adventure; please drop a comment here. I will only choose a time/place to meet based on comments I receive here.


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