Near Flower's Cove in Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Paleontology.
Location. 51° 17.584′ N, 56° 44.542′ W. Marker is near Flower's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland. 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 NL 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
Also see . . . 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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