Shark Bay microbial mats

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Shark Bay microbial mats

This is a transcript of a QuickTime movie (3.7 MB) recorded at Shark Bay in 2005. Adrian Brown and Stefan Leuko, from the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, look at microbial mats at Shark Bay.


In between all the stromatolites are the mats

Are there smooth mats?

Yeah, it’s a bit spongy. I think it's pustular, it's not very smooth. You can see the grey sort of look to it, you could probably cut it out. There are some bigger ones over there and in between the stromatolites.

They are pretty solid. I thought they were more, like, soft.




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