Water at Ca. bird refuge turns pink

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
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The water at a bird refuge in Santa Barbara, California has turned a startling shade of pink.

The water at a bird refuge in Santa Barbara, California has turned a startling shade of pink.

Officials say it may look pretty, but it's a sign of an unhealthy ecosystem.

Warmer temperatures have allowed purple sulfur bacteria to reproduce more frequently.

Officials believe a lack of rain may also be to blame.