Stromatolites of Shark Bay, Denham

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Geologic Formation Nature / Park
Discover Stromatolites of Shark Bay, peculiar rock-like structures formed by microbes over a period of almost 3,000 years. Shark Bay, a World Heritage Site, is one of only three places in the world where you can see these unusual microbial creations. Discovered in 1956 in an area containing some of the most varied and abundant living examples of these forms in the world, they represent the earliest signs of life on our planet. Stop by the bay’s popular Discovery Center, which provides interactive displays and comprehensive information about the region, and learn all about these "living fossils" and their contribution to the development of early life forms on Earth. Work out when and for how long to visit Stromatolites of Shark Bay and other Denham attractions using our handy Denham vacation planner.
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  • What a treat to be able to see in person the stromatolites! The boardwalk is great for getting a good view without damaging the stromatolites and it's not far to walk from the car park.  more »
  • Give it a miss if you are not into this kind of stuff. Go during low tide and you get to see more things. Also a great place to see the sunset.  more »
  • I have been lucky enough to view these on 2 separate occasions. They are one of the oldest things on earth so pretty cool. I have viewed them in the day and at sunset....watching the sunset here was a...  more »