Lake Thetis - WA

Water Body,River,Stream,Falls Point of Interest

Position

DEG: -30.50639 115.079201
DMS: 30º 30' 23" S 115º 04' 45.12" E
UTM: 50 J 6623532mN 315674mE
Altitude: 0m

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

Badgingarra at 20/06:30pm WST
Distance from Lake Thetis 47.9km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
11.8°C10.3°C83%9.0°ChPa0.0mmN7km/hr
4knots
7km/hr
4knots

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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