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NOAA Photo Library Image - nur03511

Stromatolites are club-shaped structures formed by a slow buildup of microbial mats trapping ooid sands. These form in high energy channels where migrating sand dunes and chemical precipitation of carbonate cement are dominant seafloor processes.

Image ID: nur03511, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Bahama Islands
Credit: OAR/National Undersea Research Program (NURP)

Category: Seascapes/Rocky Reefs/

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