Pink lake Hillier
Pink lake Hillier. Mysterious, surrounded by many legends pink lake Hillier stretched serenely and majestically on the Australian coast. It is a miracle lake on the Middle Island, which is part of the archipelago, consists of hundreds of small islands and stretches for miles along the southern coast of Australia. The entire island Hillier is a unique conservation area. The width of the lake is just 600 meters away and it has brilliant pink color of surface. Thanks to the Lake Hillier, wooded median island gets a lot of unusual colors. Pink water surrounded on all sides by bright green gum trees, separated from the blue of the ocean only by white sand strip.
In 1950 the island was visited by a group of scientists who expected to find in a salt water lake some algae, imparting pinkish color to other Australian waters. The released from algae red pigment gives the water a pinkish hue. However, to the great surprise of scientists, the analysis of lake water samples did not reveal any traces of algae. Later, appeared a version that pink water is attached by microorganisms – Archaea. However, the question remains open.
In the history Lake Hillier was first mentioned in 1802, when the Mid-Island was in a route to Sydney by English navigator Matthew Flinders. Later, from 1920 to 1940 the island was visited by whalers and sealers, and in the early twentieth century, from the lake began to extract salt. However, after a few years, production was stopped, and since then the silence of the Middle Island with its mysterious lake was no longer worried.