Larger, thicker, stronger continents emerge as Earth cools, closing the period of major crust-formation. The continents grow and stabilize. Shallow, wide continental shelves provide ideal habitats for the growth and preservation of stromatolites. These cosmopolitan communities grow abundantly and luxuriantly along the continental margins.
University of Montana--Missoula. Environmental Studies Program
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Liebes, Sid; Mittelstadt, Laurie; Waugh, Barbara; and Brynes, Lois, "Panel 26: Surfacing" (1997). A Walk Through Time - From Stardust To Us. 26.