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Hamelin Pool, Stromatolites - Australia. I was too young then to appreciate these ancient growths

Shark Bay & Monkey Mia (Australia). 'The waters of Shark Bay teem with an incredible diversity of marine life, from the world famous dolphins of Monkey Mia to the ancient stromatolites of Hamelin Pool. Explore remote Edel Land, Australia’s westernmost tip, and cross over to historically rich Dirk Hartog Island, or sail after the elusive, sea-grass-munching dugong.' www.lonelyplanet....

Stromatolites in Hamelin Pool, Near Monkey Mia, Hamelin Bay, Australia

Come face-to-face with the oldest living fossils known to man, with a visit to Hamelin Pool Stromatolites in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. It's one of only two places on the planet where these rare organisms occur, with Hamelin Pool considered to be the most diverse and abundant example. A 30 minute drive south of Denham and a stroll along the 200 metre boardwalk will give you a fascinating glimpse into how early life evolved over 3,500 million years ago. To get to Denham, you can…

Images: One-of-a-Kind Places on Earth

Shark Bay, Australia, one of the very few places on the planet where you can see living stromatolites.