Yalgorup NP- Lake Clifton Thrombolites

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Yalgorup NP- Lake Clifton Thrombolites
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Western Australia - south west - Yalgorup National Park - Lake Clifton Thrombolites are very rare, rock-like structures built by living microorganisms, mainly cyanobacteria, at or very near the water surface. Over very long time these Thrombilite-building microorganisms build these mounds from calcium carbonate absorbed during photosynthesis from the rich water of this lake. Lake Clifton Thrombolites are believed to be over 2 000 years old.   

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Reference Number: LLW-196
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