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. Our Denham itinerary builder tool makes visiting Stromatolites of Shark Bay and other Denham attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It was very hot and the flies were really bad when we visited. I recommend getting a fly net to cover the face before going here. One walks along a board walk overlooking the stromatolites . There are...  more »
  • These ancient life forms are amazing. A beautiful thing to see, and humbling when you think about how long they have been there. Well presented.  more »
  • Good to know Stromatolites are the oldest known fossil creatures on the Earth. A journey through time.
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