3 Fun Facts About Lake Hillier!


Lake Hillier is a body of water located on Middle Island, Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia. What makes this lake unique?

1. It’s pink in colour! No really. Lake Hillier is a lake whose waters are pink in colour.

2. No. The lake waters have not been mixed with a pink paint. The lake is actually a salt lake. And it gets its pink colour fromĀ organisms in the lake which produce a pink-coloured dye or fromĀ  red halophilic bacteria found in its salt crust!

3. What are halophilic bacteria? Are they a special kind of bacteria? Well, sort of. Certain bacteria are capable of living in extreme conditions – in this case, an excessively salty environment. Halohilic bacteria need water saturated with salt to survive.


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