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Through the geography maps, we learn that water bodies are tagged with blue. But its nature to sometimes mess with us and creates odd and surprising places such as Lake Hillier of Western Australia. It’s true that Lack Hiller mere is600 meters in length, but its size isn’t the main point which draws your attention or not its diverse fishes that reside in it.
Rather than the size and fishes, the center of attraction is its color… Yes, that true, the pink colour of Lake Hillier drive you to come and see it and furthermore it dwell next to the Pacific Ocean, and if you watch it from the above, you can see the disparity between the mellow pink lake and the blue ocean along with giving you feeling that someone are living next door to each other in the pink house and blue palace.
The reason of Lack Hillier unique and different color is still a matter that is not fully understood and clarified by scientists, though it dubious that it may be because of the presence of the Dunaliella salina microalgae. The Dunaliella salina produces carotenoids, a pigment that also found in the carrots as well. But another reason could be the presence of halophilic bacteria in the salt crusts. A reaction in the salt and the sodium bicarbonate that is found in the water may be causing it as well.
In 1802, it was first discovered by Matthew Flinders, a navigator, and a cartographer, who took the samples from the lake and mentioned its existence in his journal.
Well, the Lake Hillier is situated in the Middle of the Island, at the coast of the Western Australia. It is a quite small, the length of the lack is 600 meters and the width is 250 meters.
The Lake Hillier is weird but interesting place along with holding its own beauty with surrounded by eucalyptus and paperback trees and the ocean on its northern part makes it more special.
Just hearing about it makes you want to visit it…..