OMG, The Most Instagrammed Pink Lake on Earth Found in Australia – Time to Visit Melbourne, Millennials! (VIDEO Inside)

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A lake in a Melbourne park has naturally turned pink, drawing throngs of admirers keen to snap a rosy picture.

Nexter.org knows more about this amazing phenomenon.

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Alert for Instagrammers

A lake in Melbourne in Australia has turned a beautiful shade of pink. And while you’d think this is because of pollution or toxicity, you are wrong.

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It a natural phenomenon that transforms the color of the water during warmer months.

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As explained by Visit Melbourne, the pink color emerges when the salt levels in the water rise, combined with lots of sunlight and a lack of rainfall.

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When these conditions arise, algae grows in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake and produces a red pigment as part of the photosynthesis process, which reflects pink when looking at the water.

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This phenomenon first occurred in 2012-13 and has been occurring each year since. The lake, however, returns to its regular blue color in autumn when the temperatures go down and when there is more rainfall.

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The authorities have confirmed that this pigment is not a threat to the local wildlife.

However, visitors have been warned to not come into contact with the water as the high salt content can cause skin irritation.

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The phenomenon can be seen in other pink lakes in Australia, Spain, Canada and Senegal.


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