Westgate Park: Turns bright pink in fabulous natural phenomenon

Hot temperatures make salt into a high levels, lack of rainfall and sufficient of sunlight (pictured)

A salt lake is located at Westgate Park in Port Melbourne under the Westgate Bridge, has turned vivid pink from its naturally blue state because sunlight warmed the water to the right temperature and because of a lack of rainfall.

“Algae growing in the salt crust at the bottom of the salt lake have produce red pigments and is the main reason that turned the lake pink,” said scientist Mark Norman.

The natural phenomenon has made the water look pretty, and park authorities said they wanted everyone to “enjoy the views”, but seriously recommended visitors not to get into contact with the water.

Parks Victoria chief said that the salt in the water would became hard crystals all over our bodies when it dries and could harm our eyes.

A speech on the Parks Victoria Facebook page.


According to the ecological report from Parks Victoria, an Australian lake has changed pink in last several years. In the report, Parks Victoria announced there is no impact on birdlife and creatures around the lake.

The phenomenon also happens in Canada’s Dusty Rose Lake.

In Canada, potassium permanganate pollution caused to the change in color.

Westgate Park is no sign the germs is dangerous and it is absolutely the natural phenomenon.

However, the lake has attracted many tourists to come to see the beautiful views, and they uploaded the pictures on the social media.

People think that this lake is a fabulous natural phenomenon and it has been a godsend for Melbourne.

Park Victoria said the lake expected to return to natural blue in the coming weeks because of the weather cools and rainfall increases during the Australian winter months.




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