Thursday, 14 February 2013

Hillier Lake, Western Australia and Surfin' USA...

Talk about tickling you pink .....

Hi There,

Hillier Lake is in Western Australia: The pink and lovely Hillier Lake is the only vividly pink lake you will find in the world. The colour is permanent and never changes, even when water is removed and placed in a separate container. Its startling colour remains a mystery and while scientists have proven it's not due to the presence of algae, unlike the other salt lakes down under, they still can't explain why it's pink....  It is a lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche ArchipelagoWestern Australia.

The most notable feature of this lake is its flamboyant colour, rose pink. It is such a significant distinguishing feature of the archipelago that air passengers often take note of it. The colour is permanent, as it does not alter when the water is taken in a container. The length of the lake is about six hundred metres. A narrow strip of land composed of sand dunes covered by vegetation separates it from the ocean. The lake is surrounded by a rim of white salt and a dense woodland of paperbark and eucalypti trees with sand dunes separating the lake from the Southern Ocean to the north.
The island and lake are thought to have been first charted by the Flinders expedition in 1802. Captain Flinders is said to have observed the pink lakeafter ascending the island's peak. John Thistle, the ships master, collected some of the lake's water which he found to be saturated with salt.[2] The reason for the lake's color is still under investigation, and so far no one has come up with a reasonable explanation. However, the most probable explanation according to some scientists involves the low nutrient concentrations and growth of Dunaliella salina & Halobacterium.
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Cheers, Kate xxx.


giveitanothergo said...

If you swim in the lake do you come out with pink hair? :D

Kate said...

It might be a sight better than having white hair arrrrghh !