The most diverse and best known colony of stomatolites in the world. Rising from the sand in the clear waters of Hamelin Pool, they are testament to the ancient beauty of the outback coast. More than three billion years old.
The stromatolite formation still survive from the time when life began on earth. The water in Hamelin Pool is twice as salty as usual sea water. Tidal currents and wave activity determine the size and shape of the stomatolites. A boardwalk has been constructed to preserve the formations and provide a better view.
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