The salt and the nature

 

The process of producing the salt from when the water is collected from the ocean, through the Ria Formosa, to the first deposit the water remains as nature intended, this first deposit is topped up each 15 days. The water in the deposit is exactly the same as it is in the sea and maintains marine life. The areas of evaporation and concentration has a different succession of life, as the salinity increases in these different pans different types of algae live, these decrease the near we get to the crystallizing beds. Together in this area live a variety of birds that feed on the wing and dive for their food. The last part of crystallization when the salt becomes a pinky color, when the concentration is 120g/l, colonies of algae are also found. Some on the bottom of the pans others floating, also there are microscopic crustacean present in this level of salinity.

 

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