Examples include Pink Lake, near Esperance, Western Australia; Hutt Lagoon and in midwest Western Australia; and Lac Rose in Senegal. Lake Hillier in Australia has a pink coloration, but the cause of the coloration is currently unknown.
- Pink Lake, Esperance - the discovery of and use of the lake Esperance traveller, Summer 1990, p.34
According to the Murray Sunset link above, The lakes are dubbed "pink" after the beta-carotene pigment (β-Carotene is a strongly-colored red-orange pigment abundant in plants and fruits) that colours it in late summer, caused by the algae Dunaliella salina.
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