Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Australia - Shark Bay, Western Australia
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Sent by Heather, a postcrosser from Perth, Australia.
At the most westerly point of the Australian continent, Shark Bay, with its remarkable coastal scenery and islands, has three exceptional natural features: its vast seagrass beds, which are the largest (4,800 km) and most species-rich in the world; its dugong population (estimated at 11,000); and its stromatolites (colonies of algae that form hard, dome-shaped deposits and are among the oldest forms of life on Earth).