Shark Bay-The Place With Extraordinary Features

Posted by Jeremy Storer on October 18, 2011

The World’s Heritage Site in Gascoyne region of Western Australia is Shark Bay which is situated on the westernmost point of Australia is an outstanding example of an ongoing geological process; an excellent example of an important stage in earth’s evolutionary history; and it has important habitats as well as the threatened animal species survive.

Malgana, Nhanda and Inggarda peoples were originally inhabited of the region, they depended on both the sea and bush for their survival, however, and now visitors can take indigenous cultural tours to learn about the land from their perspective. Also, there are colonies of microbes known as stromatolites that are able to trap sediments, thus forming a mat. Dissolved calcium and carbonate cements the mat which is provided by the surrounding seawater and it will take centuries for these mats to grow into columns. It satisfies to experiencing these kinds of extraordinary features.