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« on: September 15, 2007, 03:57:07 AM »
Have You Ever Seen a ...Pink Beach? - In the Bahamas
By: Stefan Anitei, Science Editor - Softpedia

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The Pink Beach

You know that sand comes in colors of yellow, white, or gray. Sometimes, if it’s volcanic, also black. But what about a pink sand beach?

As incredible as it may seem, they do exist. Harbour Island (Bahamas) is most renowned for its pale pink sand beaches, some over 3 miles (5 km) long and 50 to 100 feet (15 to 30 m) wide, some of the very best beaches in the archipelago. The unique color of the Pink Beach is amazing by itself, and imagine the combination of pink sand, azure-blue sky, turquoise water, and green palm trees. Add a pinch of sunset and you won't believe your eyes.

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The Pink Beach

The beach is located 50 mi (80 km) east of Nassau (the capital of the Bahamas) and it is sheltered by a coral reef. The island itself is just 3.5 mi (6 km) long and 0.5 mi (800 m) wide with a resident population of just 2,000. Many of the buildings come from the early 19th century and the best method of getting around the island is by bicycle or golf cart.

The unusual sand is a mix of bits of coral, broken shells, minute rocks and calcium carbonate from tiny marine invertebrates. All these provide the white part of the sand. To get the pink hue, this is mixed with the tiny microscopic shells of some protozoa animals known as Foraminifera.

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Pink sand

Foraminifera are related to the better known Amoeba and produce a bright pink or red shell perforated by holes through which the unicellular animal extends its "tentacles", called "pseudopodia", which are employed both for attaching and feeding, like in the case of Amoeba. These creatures live on the underside of the reefs, on the sea floors, beneath rocks and in caves, being part of the plankton.

When Foraminifera die, they are washed up on shore due to the action of the waves but the shells can reach the shore also as the fish knock them loose as they feed on the fleshy part of the animals. These protozoans are among the most abundant unicellular organisms in the ocean, being a crucial part in the feeding chain.


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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 04:19:51 AM »
Gwapaha gud ana nga beach ghost
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007, 04:21:31 AM »
suroy mo didto puhon!

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007, 04:23:16 AM »
Unya siguro kung makdaug mi sa lotto

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007, 04:24:59 AM »
Engr. have you been to this place?  Beautiful!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2007, 04:25:53 AM »
wala pa jud madame!

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007, 05:00:32 AM »
Hala pamutos na diha and for sure....you will find beautiful ladies there.  Good luck!

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2007, 05:02:45 AM »
ang beautiful ladies ate tua sa Bohol :)

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2007, 05:05:04 AM »
b***t na nagpasexchange akong gipangita! ahahahhahha!

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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2007, 05:11:42 AM »

hahahaha sure jud nang virgin pa! ;D

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2007, 03:18:07 PM »
adto sa Thailand Ghost naa daghan! ;)

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2007, 03:21:18 PM »
Nindot kaayo ang pink beach no?

But I noticed nga dili fine ang sand, dili sya murag powder.
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2007, 05:52:18 PM »
dagko bitaw, sakit guro na tumban :)

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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2007, 12:18:42 AM »
there is... when i went to zamboanga city...in the great island...pink sand...naa gani black pud...

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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2007, 01:26:26 AM »
I have seen a pink-beach featured in the National Geographic. It is in one of the islands of Seychelles.

However, it is the most expensive vacation destination in the world. Their strategy is they limit to only 1,000 tourists per season. To give you an idea, the economy package is GBP1,000 for five days. That is equivalent to P91,000 per person and this is not including food and air ticket. That means for a family of five, you have to spend half a million for just 5 days vacation.

We must develop an Island of Bohol to host only International Celebrities. This will add to our publicity.
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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2007, 01:31:46 AM »
That's a very good idea, Mr Ferniz.

The way things are right now in the country, celebrities would rather vacation in Phuket or Bali. That speaks volumes of the amount of confidence foreigners have in the peace and order situation in the Philippines.

But don't we have that (exclusive vacation place, I mean) already in Amanpulo? I hear it's quite expensive.

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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2007, 06:27:31 AM »
Perhaps we could offer Britney Spears a free stay on a private island, free of paparazzi.

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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2007, 09:05:54 AM »
Oh, but Britney's such a paparazzi whore, she'll probably bring them with her.

Pero whatever, the more, the merrier...

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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2007, 11:57:05 AM »

i think there are two islets in panglao owned by the clorebel which are potential to be developed as the next amanpulo. but the budget prevents heirs to develop it.somewhere in talibon, there is an islet there which is reportedly owned by the ayalas. the islet has white sandy beach.

also an islet somewhere in getafe... which is a perfect paradise catch.

that's why i love to travel to the countryside... ( especially now that a website is to be made dedicated to me).




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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2007, 11:58:55 AM »
wow, Mr EL Mundo, you'll be having a fan site?

You must be a celebrity yourself.




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