Dallol volcano contains super acidic water and is very salty, green, yellow, orange and brown. When viewed from a distance, the pool looks beautiful. However, scientists forbid living creatures from approaching this area, because it is very poisonous, considering that under the pond there is a volcano.
Dallol crater is in a village called Dallol in northern Ethiopia. This village has a height of about 130 meters below sea level. Dallol lake or Danakil Depression currently holds the official record as the place with the highest average temperature for inhabited locations on Earth, namely the average annual temperature of 35 ° C recorded between 1960 and 1966.
Dallol is also one of the most remote places on Earth. In this region, there is a very active Dallol hydrothermal system with many springs. Besides being filled with hot springs, Dallol is also surrounded by poisonous gases that can spray at any time.
Any living things there?
The research team used various scientific techniques to analyze multiple samples from the Dallol environment. There is no definite sign there is a breeding life there.
Living and active microbes are not found there. Conditions are not possible where living cells easily destroyed. Of course, these findings are not final because a thorough study has not been conducted. But for the time being, concluded, living things will not survive in Dallol.
Scientists specifically discovered two physical-chemical barriers that prevent the existence of living organisms in ponds. Namely the abundance of chaotropic magnesium salts (hydrogen bridge breaking agents and denaturing biomolecules) and the simultaneous meeting of conditions of very high salt and acid levels, as well as high temperatures.
How to Get to Dallol?
Dallol is not a friendly place to visit. Located in one of the most remote areas on Earth, Dallol is an isolated area, although a small number of people live around Dallol.
In addition to difficult access, Dallol is said to be one of the hottest places on Earth with an average daily temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, the intensity of the bursts of poison gas in Dallol makes this place the most amazing and most dangerous place.