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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  • 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 
  • A must see. First seen on TV (David Attenbrough) but even better seen in the "stone". Quite inspiring. 
  • The view and the scenery is amazing and a great viewing experience. Sounds like we were very unlucky as we were not able to stay for more than 5 minutes due to the sheer volume of flys in the area - s...  more »