Australia

Shark Bay

We saw dolphins and pelicans at Monkey Mia. Shell Beach near Denham is covered in tiny shells. Inside Hamelin Pool grow stromatolites. Stromatolites have been around for 3.5 billion years. They dominated the Earth for 2 billion years and produced oxygen for other life forms to evolve. Stromatolites are very fragile and only grow 1cm every 10 years!

Dolphin
Nicki, the bottle nose dolphin
Pelican
Pelican
Dolphin
Nicki, the bottle nose dolphin
Shell Beach
Shell Beach
Hamelin Pool
Stromatolies at Hamelin Pool
© Katherine H Turner