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If you've never heard of thrombolites, you're in good company; we never had either.
Websites about the Australian thrombolites make them sound like structures made of living micro-organisms, not fossils.
Beyond the bridge, a trail led to the shore, where the thrombolites are lying about the rocky beach.
A photo of the Flowers Cove thrombolites is here, hiding among the ads.
The thrombolites stand out among the other rocks in colour, shape and size, but if no one had pointed them out to us, we would never know they were there.
Just like thrombolites, the sculpture will grow extremely slowly (1 mm per year.)
Four thousand homes with shops, roads, etc. Development could put in danger the very organisms responsible for life itself: the micro-organisms living on the thrombolites.
Adaptation offers artists an opportunity to engage with the issue under many points of view including the historical importance of the thrombolites, the cultural history of the area, the contradictory nature of human activity and ecology, the effects of global warming, impacts of urban development, evolution of animal species and bioprospecting.
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