On route to Shark Bay

So many great places to visit in the World Heritage Listed Shark Bay region, so to explore the area we based ourselves in Denham. Shark Bay is one of the few sites in the world that meets all four of the natural criteria to be listed as a world heritage site.

The traditional name of Shark Bay is ‘Gutharraguda’, which means two waters.

On the way in we visited the below areas.

Hamelin Pool Stromatolites So if you are anything like us, you will have absolutely no idea what stromatolites are, except that they look pretty cool in photos!

Basically they are living fossils. They are layered rocks built up over millions of years by microbes. They are actually living and very slowly growing microbial colonies that may grow less than 1mm per year.

Can’t say it would be the most comfortable beach to sunbake on, but it was interesting to visit!

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