Sunday, 29 January 2012

The Stromatolites Of Shark Bay


Stromatolites — photographed above in Shark Bay, Australia — are fossils that are the earliest record of life on Earth. Stromatotlites are layered structures that form in shallow water over millions in years as sedimentary grains become trapped and cement by micro-organisms.

2 comments:

  1. Mmmm (thinking like an Aussie i.e. rarely), maybe we could mine them and sell the mineral content to China so they could, in turn, ship it back to us as cheap stromalite versions of other products we once used to manufacture for ourselves! Just thinking, hey.

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  2. You're a natural business man. Expat!

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