Melbourne lake turns pink in incredible natural phenomenon

Rodiano Bonacci
Marzo 9, 2017

Hot on the heels of Canada's pink drinking water incident, a lake in Australia has turned a vivid pink color thanks to a seasonal natural phenomenon.

That's beta-carotene, and the algae produce it as part of its photosynthesis process - and due to the extremely high salt levels.

Parks officials in Victoria, Australia, are warning visitors to a popular park to avoid contact with a salt lake that has turned bright pink.

Parks Victoria posted pictures of the Lake.

The park authorities recommend that people do not to come into contact with the water.

Melbourne lake turns pink in incredible natural phenomenon
Melbourne lake turns pink in incredible natural phenomenon

It said the lake was expected to return to blue when the weather cooled down and rainfall increased.

The color change is due to high salt levels and lack of rainfall.

But while the view is lovely, touching the pink water directly was not advised.

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