Detail from Stromatolites in Shark Bay - Paul Harrison, 2005

Stromatolites – Part 2

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I stated in my “Thrombolites” article in our September 2013 Newsletter (No. 405) that “I couldn’t recall having heard of thrombolites”. That was despite the fact that I had previously mentioned them in my 1999 Journal article titled “Stromatolites”. The second paragraph for the 6½-page article in Journal No.10, December 1999 stated, […]

Thrombolites in Lake Clifton SeanMack 2008 CC_BY_3.0

Thrombolites & Stromatolites

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Whilst watching a documentary on ABC TV, I saw what I thought were stromatolites, only to learn that they were called “thrombolites”. I couldn’t recall having heard of thrombolites. These ones were located at Lake Clifton in Western Australia. According to Wikipedia, “Thrombolites are clotted accretionary structures formed in shallow […]