Thrombolites are a fascinating geological feature of our limestone regions.
They occur, particularly, along the shore at Flower's Cove.
They are the ancient structures formed by millions of
tiny algae and bacteria, having been created when the bacteria precipitated
calcium carbonate from the water as they photosynthesized. Thrombolites are believed to have thrived in the tidal
and sub tidal zone of a warm, very salty, ancient sea, being exposed at low tide and covered at high tide.
Trilobite. Burnt Cape.
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Thrombolite at Flowers Cove