Pink Lake Hillier, Australia: The distinctive color is due not to pollution, but is due to a green alga Dunaliella salina, halobacterium Halobacteria cutirubrum, and/or high concentration of brine prawn. Once the lake water reaches a salinity level great
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Lake Hillier Lake Hillier is a lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia. The most notable feature of the lake is its pink color.
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Lake Hillier is a pink-coloured lake on Middle Island in Western Australia. The tiny lake only spans about 600 meters wide but its rose pink colour in unmistakable. However, the reason why it’s pink remains a mystery.
The only living organism in Lake Hillier in Australia is Dunaliella Salina, the microorganism that causes the salt content in the lake to create a red dye, hence the colour. This life form is called, halophile / extremophile.
Lake Retba or Lac Rose is located in the north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal. It got its name due to the Dunaliella salina algae making its water look like strawberry milk shake. Pink color is clearly visible during the dry season.