Pink Lake in Australia
Lake Hillier is in Western Australia. Middle island is the largest of The islands. The reason why its pink remains a mystery.
The shallow briny lake is rimmed with white salt and encircled by dark green forests of eucalyptus and paperbark trees.
To see Lake Hillier on Google Maps enter the following coordinates 3441S 1231210E
The reason for the lakes color is still under investigation. A possible explanation according to some scientists involves the low nutrient concentrations and different types of bacteria and algae. The pink colorization could also be from a sea salt and nahcolite (sodium bicarbonate) deposit reaction or red halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts.
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