Because of its bright color has developed a lake in Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne is a tourist attraction: The waters in Westgate Park, a former industrial area, is pink from time to time.

this is again the case. Reason for this is that the water contains an unusual amount of salt. If the temperatures are high, the sun shines a lot and there is little rain, the algae in the lake produce a lot of Beta-carotene and the water pink.

However, the color is also quickly gone again, when the weather changes. Many tourists had to peel off so disappointed. The Internet-a comment of a tourist from Germany says: “We went to Melbourne to see the Pink Lake. Unfortunately, he was anything but pink. The lake looked quite normal, like any other.”


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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