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View of the Pink Lake
Pink Lake is a meromictic lake located in Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada.
The surface of the waters are a deep green due to the abundance of algae in the water.
Due to the meromictic properties of Pink Lake there are ancient forms of bacteria
which use sulfur instead of oxygen to perform photosynthesis.
These bacteria form a layer about 7 metres from the bottom to avoid the oxygenated
water and maximize sunlight exposure.
Pink Lake also has a desalinized variant of the three-spined stickleback fish. Ottawa Canada
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