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In the pink

Posted on 11 March 2017

As reported in Stuff, the salt water lake in Westgate Park adjacent to Melbourne's iconic Westgate Bridge has turned pink for the first time since 2015. Parks Victoria explains this as being due to "algae growing in the salt crust at the bottom of the lake (producing) the red pigment (beta carotene) as part of its photosynthesis process and in response to the extremely high salt levels".
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