Shark Bay Stromatolites: Microfabrics and Reinterpretation of Origins
Detailed analysis of microfabrics in Hamelin Pool stromatolites leads to reinterpretation of the origins of these structures. Previous studies have concluded that Shark Bay stromatolites form primarily as a result of sediment trapping and binding by microorganisms. Our results suggest that microbial precipitation of microcrystalline carbonate (micrite), as both framework and cement in these stromatolites, is also a fundamental, heretofore unrecognized, process in their formation. Microbial...[Show more]
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