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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  • Note that this is also known as Hamelin Pool. Once you understood that these were amongst the first organisms to exist on Earth, nearly 4 billion years ago, you start to appreciate how amazing and uni...  more »
  • Great to see the stromatolites protected and productive in Hamelin pool. The scenery is fantastic, especially at sunset, and this is well worth a visit. Be prepared for a serious number of flies, best...  more »
  • Wow. Stopped by on our way to shark bay. Wanted to see these for years (thanks to bill bryson). Good to see at last.  more »