2014-07-11

Pink Lake Australia

Lake Hillier is a salty lake located at the shore of Middle Island. It is the largest of all the islands and islets in the Recherche Archipelago, which is off the coast of Western Australia. Pink lake Hillier in Australia is known for its pink colour. The lake is separated by a long, thin shore that divides the Southern Ocean.

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Aerial View of Hillier Lake on Middle Island - in Western Australia by Ockert Le Roux

Pink Lake Hillier in Australia


Lake Hillier measures approximately 600m in length and 250m in width. The lake Hillier in Australia is surrounded with a sand rim and a dense forest of paperbark, eucalyptus and eucalyptus.  There's a narrow strip between the shores of Middle Island and its northern coast by sand dunes. The lake's most striking feature is its vibrant pink colour.  The water's vibrant colour does not change if it is placed in a container. Dunaliella salina, an organism that causes the pink color, is suspected to be responsible. The Extreme Microbiome Project (ABRF), Metagenomics Research Group MGRG (MGRG), performed a metagenomic study on the lake to locate Dunaliella and other organisms Salinibacter ruber, Dechloromonas fragranta, and a few Archaea species.

Salt was once collected from the lake at one time in its history. The best means of transport for viewing the lake is to use the air, which seems like a pink pond.

Lake Hillier


Salt mining was conducted on the lake in the latter part of the 19th century. According to reports, the salt mining enterprise failed for several reasons, including the "toxicity of salt collected for consumption."

Why is lake hillier pink — Lake Hillier Western Australia is home to microorganisms such as Dunaliella salina and red algae. These microorganisms cause salt in the lake's water to produce a red dye. Despite its unusual color, there are no known adverse effects on humans. The lake hillier Australia appears solid bubble gum pink from above. However, it is more vivid pink from the shoreline. Salt crust deposits are also found along the coastline. The Extreme Microbiome Project carried out extensive microbiome sequencing and metagenomic DNA sequences in 2016. They found Haloquadratum and Haloferax, Salinibacter and Halobacterium, Halogeometricum, and many other halophilic organisms. A low level of Psychroflexus was also found in the water after it was culturing.

Pink water island — Lake Hillier, despite its high salt content (comparable with the Dead Sea), is safe to swim. It is not recommended to swim in Hillier lake without the Western Australia Dept of Environment Conservation.

Lake Hiller was last found within the borders of the Recherche Archipelago Nature Reserve in 2012. The lake has been a wetland with "subregional significance" since 2002.

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This Red Bull athlete is the first person to skydive over Western Australia's pink bubble gum lake Hillier... It amazing! 

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Source — Australia.com | Wikipedia

2 comments:

  1. I did not notice any one swimming, so does that mean it is hazardous. Are there any fish or animals that come to make use of the waters? Esther Mae:

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  2. If there is algae in dat late then why not fishes.....

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