Stromatolites of Shark Bay, Denham

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • Stop at a particular View Point. These stones in the water come from bacteria... even the dinosaurs survived and emit oxygen. Wonderful photo opportunities.
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  • Great visit for family to take in the incredible biological ecology happening here . Mix with the Aboriginal history and culture , and sheep station history , all makes for a great hour or so . The sh...  read more »
  • I found these very interesting, but they only captivated the kids imagination for a short time. Still was worth the stop just to see something unique and learn about these living fossils and there are...  read more »