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Pink Lakes

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Photo by Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News (via Exposing the Truth   Lake Hillier is a pink-coloured lake on Middle Island in Western Australia. Middle island is the largest of the islands a...

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Hector Alonzo's curator insight, December 15, 2014 11:44 PM

The pink lake, Lake Hillier,  located in Western Australia is stunning. The aerial view of the lake makes the lake seem unreal that is was is fascinating. What gives the lake its pink color is a mystery, but it may be from bacteria, but it shows how some places in the world are affected differently than others and it produces remarkable results.

Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, December 17, 2014 1:48 AM

Now this is bizarre.  A pink lake and no one is really sure as to why it is pink.  It is not on the top of my list of places to go swimming, that is for sure.  Although scientists don't seem too concerned about the safety of the lake for people but are curious as to what is causing the lake to be pink.  Thoughts on algea and bacteria levels or the amount of salt are included in the potential reasoning for the pink color.  Even on google earth you can see that the lake is in fact pink.  Even when scientists come to a conclusion as to what is causing the pink colored lake, as far as it isn't causing any environmental issues, I think that the lake should be left pink as a type of wonder of the world attraction for people to see.

Lena Minassian's curator insight, May 7, 2015 11:54 AM

This article caught my eye because I have never seen a pink lake before. This lake is on Middle Island in Western Australia. The lake is 600 meters wide but the reasoning behind the color of it is still yet to be determined. White salt rims the lake and the color may be caused from a low nutrient concentration and even just bacteria. The pictures of this lake are beautiful and there is not anything like it. 

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Quatorze diables en liberté sur une île (presque) déserte

Quatorze diables en liberté sur une île (presque) déserte | Merveilles - Marvels |

Quatorze diables soigneusement sélectionnés par des programmes de reproduction, quatorze diables en parfaite santé vont être relâchés jeudi 15 novembre sur l'île Maria, au large de la côte est de la Tasmanie. L’opération de la dernière chance pour ce petit marsupial ? Le diable de Tasmanie - puisque c’est de lui qu’il s’agit - est en effet menacé par un cancer de la face qui a décimé l’essentiel de sa population. Et dans son île australienne, où ce curieux animal est devenu une espèce culte, on prend l’affaire on ne peut plus au sérieux...


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