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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

The Lake You Have to See to Believe

Lake Hillier, located in Western Australia, is a Lake you have to see to believe.

This lake was discovered in 1802 on the largest of the islands in Western Australia’s Recherche Archipelago.

It is particularly notable for its pink color. A long and thin shore divides the Southern Ocean from the lake.

Some scientists say its color is due to high salinity combined with the presence of a salt-loving algae species known as Dunaliella salina and pink bacteria known as halobacteria.

The only living organisms in Lake Hillier are microorganisms.

Despite the high salt content levels, Lake Hillier is safe to swim in.

However, there are very few ways to reach Lake Hillier.

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