The Pink Lake in Esperance is a salt lake that often turns a magnificent shade of pink when
conditions are right. The reason for this phenomenon is due to high concentrations of the salt tolerant algae
called Dunalella Sailina and the single-celled microorganism called Halobacteria cutirubrum.
When Does The Lake Turn Pink?
When all the conditions are perfect , ie, when the lake water reaches a salinity level greater
than that of sea water and the temperature gets hot enough and the light conditions are adequate, the
alga will begin to accumulate the red pigments found in the plantlife and the pink halobacteria found in the salt
crust will combine to turn the water pink.
Location: Pink Lake Drive, Esperance, 6450