Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lake Clifton thrombolites

Colony of thrombolites in shallow areas of the lake. These colonies of microbial mats resemble round, white stones. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7451 S 115.6539 E Categories: Ecosystems, Lakes...

Barrow Island Caves

Group of partly inundated caves with unique cave fauna. Known 63 species of stygofauna and 19 species of troglofauna. Here live endemic species of...

Huon pine growth of Mount Read

Growth of genetically identical Huon pines (Lagarostrobos franklinii (Hook.f.) Quinn), stand of trees is 10,500 years old although none of the individual trees is...

Wollemi pine stands

The three only existing populations of Wollemia nobilis pine in deep, inaccessible gorges with less than 100 Wollemi pines remaining. This tree was thought...

Yea Flora Fossil Site

Site with 415 million year old (Silurian) fossils of ancient vascular land plants Baragwanathia, oldest of its kind in the world. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.2207 S...

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

One of Australian symbols, enormous and visually very impressive sandstone inselberg, 348 meters high and 9.4 km in circumference. Sacred place to local Aborigene...

Dalhousie Springs

A group of up to 60 powerful thermal springs at the fringe of desert. Temperature of water reaches 38 - 43 degrees C. Total...

Wooramel Seagrass Bank

The largest seagrass grove in the world, covers 1,030 square kilometres. Location, GPS coordinates: 25.4019 S 113.7996 E Categories: Ecosystems, Biological extremes Values: Biology Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, Western...

Tree heath south of Freycinet Estuary

Unique biotope with at least 51 endemic species. Location, GPS coordinates: 26.6212 S 113.7770 E Categories: Ecosystems Values: Biology Rating: Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, Western Australia, Gascoyne region, south from...

Fraser Island

The largest sand island in the world, 1,840 km². Contains dunes up to 24 metres high, tall rainforest growing at elevations up to 200...