Virtual Sea Odyssey

Grazers

Observe the creatures who lived in the Burgess Shale community from a "virtual submarine".

Grazers
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Seafloor showing several grazers from the Burgess Shale community. Camera in movement, travelling parallel to seafloor.

Animation by Phlesch Bubble © Royal Ontario Museum

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View Descent Descent
View Swimmers Swimmers
View Predators Predators
View Grazers Grazers
View Filterers Filterers
View Scavengers Scavengers
View Catastrophic Burial Burial
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Marrella

Marrella

An abundant arthropod with large head spines

Morania

Morania

A common sheath-like cyanobacteria

Odontogriphus

Odontogriphus

A slug-like creature that scraped food from the ocean floor with its toothed tongue

Orthrozanclus

Orthrozanclus

A tiny grazing animal covered with spines

Scenella

Scenella

A small enigmatic limpet-like animal

Wiwaxia

Wiwaxia

An armoured slug-like organism