The Pink Lake Hillier of Australia

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We learn from geography classes that water bodies are marked then blue a propos the map.

But nature likes to mess taking into account than us and creates oddities just in the appearance of Lake Hillier in Western Australia.

With its mere 600 meters in length, Lake Hillier is not one that will impress you by its size. Nor will it impress you by its diverse fishes that inhabit it.

Lake Hillier delights your eye gone than its pink colour. Moreover, it lies just adjoining the Pacific Ocean, for that excuse if you watch it from above, the contrast together in the middle of the mellow pink of the lake and the blue of the ocean is striking.

The excuse of its unique colour is yet a subject that is not adequately understood by scientists, although most suspect it has to do something considering the presence of the Dunaliella salina microalgae. The Dunaliella produces carotenoids, a pigment found in carrots as ably. But the presence of halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts could be choice bank account. A be of the same mind along along in addition to the salt and the sodium bicarbonate that is found in the water may cause it as ably.

The Hillier Lake was first discovered in 1802 by navigator and cartographer Matthew Flinders who took samples from the lake and mentioned its existence in his journal.

The lake is located as regards the order of Middle Island, off the coast of Western Australia. As noted above, the Hillier Lake is quite little, its length is 600 meters and its width is no when again 250 meters. It is along in the midst of eucalyptus and paperback trees and the ocean regarding its northern portion.

Its pink color is less accentuated subsequent to viewed from the surface but it is enormously prominent from above. However, unlike adding together pink lakes not far afield off from the world, its water is yet distinctively pink even following it is in a glass.

For a few years they used to extract salt from the lake but nowadays it is unaided used for tourism purposes. The water of the lake is otherwise certain and it causes no molest to the human skin and the Dunaliella salina alga is each and every one harmless as adeptly. In fact, swimming in the lakes water is safe and fun but impossible to do for pleasing tourists as the lake cant be visited.


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