Lake Thetis - WA

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -30.5064 115.079
DMS: 30º 30' 23.04" S 115º 04' 44.41" E
UTM: 50 J 6623530mN 315655mE
Altitude: 4.35m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

176.78kms NorthWest of Perth - Driving 201 km (2 hours 12 mins)

Address & Contact

Cervantes
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Lake Thetis is one of only a few places in the world with living marine stromatolites. These exhibit unusual columnar branching having narrow, closely spaced and almost parallel columns. A diverse array of benthic microbial communities, such as algal mats, also inhabit various layers of the lake.

The lake water is alkaline and nutrient poor but provides an ideal environment for bottom dwelling microbial communities. The lake contains some small fish, amphiods and a few crustacean species adapted to living in highly saline environments. For more information on this unique site, refer to the images this page.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Jurien Bay
Distance from Lake Thetis 22.51km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.930.829.426.323.320.619.519.921.223.325.828.2
Mean Min. °C17.117.916.614.011.810.39.39.39.911.213.515.6
Mean Rain mm6.914.614.328.978.5106.8112.780.244.626.719.17.2

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