Stromatolites of Shark Bay, Denham

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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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  • On the way to Denham just a few km after the turn from Highway. It is similar to other lakes in WA but somehow I find each of the interesting. Can spend around 15-30 min walking on the board walk. Cle...  more »
  • The stromatolites were very interesting but we didn't go at the right time you need to go see them at high tide it is a much more rewarding experience.  more »
  • As many visitors note, it might not seem like much, but you are in fact seeing how life came to be on our planet--small groups of organisms cooperating to create a community. Skip the telegraph statio...  more »