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Australian lake turns vivid pink

SYDNEY: An Australian lake has turned a vivid pink thanks to extreme salt levels further exacerbated by hot weather in a startling natural phenomena that resembles a toxic spill. Parks Victoria chief conservation scientist Mark Norman Thursday said the spectacle was the result of green algae at the bottom of the lake at Westgate Park on the outskirts of Melbourne responding to high levels of salt and changing colour. "The bright pink lake pops up most summers and is made by a native single-celled plant known as…