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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  • Not the most exciting sight - but fascinating nonetheless. An example of some of the earliest forms of life, quietly bubbling away in shallow, salty water. Just one thing to be aware of - the flies! I...  more »
  • It's not every day you get up close to "living fossils" that are hundreds of thousands of years old. Hamelin pool is only one of two places in the world where these exist. The road is is 2WD friendly ...  more »
  • I have not read or learned about this before. But to know now that the Cyanobacteria are our beginning of life and exist because of this saline water today is awesome