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.

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The shallow briny lake is rimmed with white salt and encircled by dark green forests of eucalyptus and paperbark trees.

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To see Lake Hillier on Google Maps enter the following coordinates 3441S 1231210E

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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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