Near Flower's Cove in Division No. 9 (North Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Atlantic Provinces
Thrombolites or Living Rocks
When you look across the bay to the south, you can see another large colony of Thrombolites on the shore. You can walk out to the small point where there is a fish hut built on a collection of mounds. Here the Thrombolites are not standing as high, but they are more numerous.
These structures are very, very rare. One other place in which they grow is Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Western Australia.
Location. 51° 17.584′ N, 56° 44.542′ W. Marker is near Flower's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 9 (North Peninsula). Marker can be reached from Newfoundland and Labrador Route 430, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flower's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3N0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Diaphone (approx. 20.3 kilometers away); The Marconi Station (approx. 20.4 kilometers away); L’Anse Amour Burial (approx. 22.5 kilometers away).
More about this marker. To reach the Thrombolites look for the signs along the highway near the south end of Flower's Cove. Take the unnamed road toward the water (left when heading north). From the parking lot, take the boardwalk, cross over the Marjorie footbridge and continue to the left along the beach.
Also see . . .
1. Flower Cove Thrombolites - Trail Peak. Well signed from route 430, you can't miss it. Easy parking then across the road to the boardwalk leading to the Throlombites, which are best described as giant sea buns. (Submitted on December 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Linda Moore explains how the Thrombolites of Lake Clifton differ from Shark Bay Stromatolites - YouT. The late Dr Linda Moore (1956-2010) discusses her research on the thrombolites of Lake Clifton, Western Australia with Karina Kelly on the ABC program "Quantum" broadcast on 26th April 1989. She demonstrates how the Clifton Thrombolites differ from the Stromatolites of Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay. This is a 6 minute video clip. (Submitted on December 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on December 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.