Popular tourist attraction composed mostly of acidic seawater: Scientists

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 07 September, 2020
By: Katherine Wei

Taiwan is an archipelago rife with volcanic activity. It is a country filled with hot springs. But, contrary to popular belief, not all hot springs are good for you-beware of soaking for too long in Taiwan’s Milky Sea. 

Turtle Island is a small uninhabited island off the coast of Yilan County in Eastern Taiwan. One of the main draws that attracts tourists to Turtle Island is its underwater hot spring.

Bubbling up from the seabed, the hot spring brings the telling scent of sulfur to the ocean’s surface. Spurts of milky white water create the loveliest shades of turquoise when mixed with surrounding seawater. The waters above the hotspring contrast delicately with the neighboring ocean earning the attraction the name “Milky Sea.”    [FULL  STORY]

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