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  • 3 Colourful Natural Wonders to see in Australia

    Posted by Gianni Malpensa May 3, 2013 - 1,124 views - 0 comments - 2 likes - #australia  #activities  #beach  #culture  #Wildlife 

    The Pink Lake


    Lake Hillier, known as 'The Pink Lake' is a pink-coloured lake which can be found on Middle Island, the largest of the islands constituting the Recherche Archipelago in Western Australia. The pink coloration of the lake water could be from a sea salt deposit reaction as well as red bacteria in the salt crusts. The tiny lake only spans about 600 meters wide but its rose pink colour is unmistakable.


    The Red Tides

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    red tide occurs when the population of certain kinds of algae known as dinoflagellates suddenly multiplies and turn water in red, creating what's called an "algal bloom." Scientists sometimes refer to red tides as harmful algal blooms. The toxic algae paralyses sea life and can kill over 100 tons of fish a day. Sometimes red tides can even turn into blue tideswhen certain bioluminescent plankton gets agitated and brings about the water to glow bright blue at night.


    The White Sand

     

     

    Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sand. It's a 7 km stretch along Whitsundy Island. The sand takes its characteristic white colour as silica covers the 98% of its composition. Local rocks do not contain silica so it is believed that the sands were brought to the beach through prevailing sea currents over millions of years. Whitehaven teams its pristine whiteness with warm, lapping, peerlessly blue waves, a rainforest backing and Hill Inlet, which is famous for the play of colour as the tide washes in.

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