During this November’s heat wave would you jump into a pink lake? Lake Hillier is a rare occurrence in Western Australia and one of only eight pink lakes known today out of an estimated 117 million lakes in the world!
Scientists have only a slight idea why this and the other seven lakes are pink. They think it could be due to Dunaliella salina a microbial algae species and halobacterium which is made of several species of algae, according to placestoseeinyourlifetime.com
“Lake Hillier was discovered by navigator and cartographer, Matthew Flinders in 1802,” states unusualplaces.org . Lake Retba, Hutt Lagoon, Pink Lake, Salina de Torrevieja, and Dusty Rose Lake are all the other magnificent pink lakes.
The lake is located on Middle Island off the coast of Western Australia. The only way it can be viewed is from up above in the air. Another way to view it is on the Recherche Archipelago, a cruise from Esperance in Western Australia.
Lake Hillier has been identified by Birdlife International as an “Important Bird Area,” because it “supports significant number of native and migratory birds,” according to australia.com
With a length of 600 meters (1968.5 feet) and width that is no more than 250 meters (820.21 feet). Lake Hillier is considered small by most standards according to hillierlake.com