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playa

[′plī·ə]
(geology)
A low, essentially flat part of a basin or other undrained area in an arid region.
A small, generally sandy land area at the mouth of a stream or along the shore of a bay.
A flat, alluvial coastland, as distinguished from a beach.
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The animals derive their color from feeding on pink algae in the lakes of the salt flats.
The 1,000 bhp Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner on the salt flats in Utah, USA, before being ridden by Guy Martin, inset, as Triumph Motorcycles attempt to break the motorcycle world land speed record at the Bonneville Speedway Chris Radburn
The iconic Bonneville name was conceived following Johnny Allen's land-speed record runs at the Salt Flats in September 1956, when he reached the record-breaking speed of 193.
Piloted by TT star Guy Martin, the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner will return to the famous Bonneville Salt Flats and attempt to beat the current 376.
The iconic Bonneville name was conceived following Johnny Allen's land-speed record runs at the salt flats in Utah in September 1956, when he reached the record breaking speed of 193.
Salt flats are plains where cyanobacteria mats are commonly found and pennate diatoms dominate the sediment surface; these microalgae are adapted to high salinity (Oren, 2012).
A land speed racing team composed largely of students at Ohio State University has set another international record for heavy electric vehicles at Bonneville Salt Flats.
15pm A pensioner motorbike enthusiast travels from New Zealand to the salt flats of Utah in the hope of getting a chance to break the world land-speed record on his vintage Indian Scout.
Located at the Salt Flats, east of Wendover on 1-80, Bonneville Speed Week is a national amateur event held by the Southern California Timing Association.
The 1989 Ferrari holds a land record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, dominating its class in the land speed event.
However, the habitat was indeed ideal for them, with vast salt flats stretching between elongated sand dunes," said Margarita Metallinou, first author of the study.
Now winds blowing over the resultant salt flats carry salt into the new irrigated fields, reducing the amount that can be grown there.