Curio Bay – Petrified Forest

Another low tide event … one of the world’s most extensive fossilised forests. The stumps and trunks at Curio Bay date back to the Jurassic Age, that makes them around 180 million years old! Some vulcanic induced mud avalanche seems to be the key to the petrification, it was all covered in mud within one quick event that conserved the trees like they were fallen down last year, clearly visible between the other stones. What else is there? Gravel roads, masses of algae and yelloweyed penguins – the rarest penguins on earth.

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