Observe the creatures who lived in the Burgess Shale community from a "virtual submarine".
Seafloor showing several swimming animals from the Burgess Shale community. Camera in movement, travelling parallel to seafloor.
Animation by Phlesch Bubble © Royal Ontario Museum
Click the icons below to learn more about the species in this sequence.
A swimming worm with long bristles
A swimming predator with pointy carapaces
A tiny arthropod with a bivalved carapace
An abundant arthropod with large head spines
An arthropod designed like a submarine
A very primitive fish-like animal