1992 Voices – Terry Fletcher

SUMMARY: Palaeontologist Terry Fletcher discusses his impressions of the Burgess Shale in 1992. (0:38)

Terry Fletcher speaking to camera in 1992
DESCRIPTION: Terry Fletcher speaking to camera in 1992

"Well the more I see of the Burgess Shale, the more I feel I’ve seen it somewhere else. It’s clearly just the soft-bodied fossils, the magnificent preservation of some of the fossils. 90 per cent, you become rather blasé, having been here several years and you say “Oh, yeah, I’ve seen that before.” But every day, one, maybe, spectacular specimen is turned out. Yesterday we had another example of a specimen turning up, and I think there’s only one other specimen known to compare with it. Those are the sort of days that you’ll remember here."

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