Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve

The hypersaline waters of Hamelin Pool is home to the oldest living organisms on earth, the stromatolites. This area is considered one of the world’s best examples of these living marine organisms and forms part of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area.

Most people meandering along the boardwalk might mistake the domed structures below as inert rocks instead of the living, growing creatures that they are. They are a reminder of how far the fabric of time stretches and the complex path evolution has taken.

We are privileged here in WA to be able to visit and pay homage to these ancient forefathers of time.

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