Transport

SUMMARY: Peter Fenton, technician at the Royal Ontario Museum, discusses the different ways teams from the Royal Ontario Museum make their way to the remote locations where Burgess Shale-type fossils are found. (:37)

Hikers in the Burgess Shale
DESCRIPTION: Hikers in the Burgess Shale

"Some of the locations we can actually hike into. For instance the main Walcott Quarry, Raymond Quarry, anything along Fossil Ridge we can just hike into. And then we just sort of walk into it and climb up the really steep slope. Which is quite exhausting."

Helicopter flying over Burgess Shale
DESCRIPTION: Helicopter flying over Burgess Shale

"Other areas we take helicopters. Helicopter is the preferred mode of travel because you can carry a lot of equipment in a helicopter."

View from ground as helicopter flies away
DESCRIPTION: View from ground as helicopter flies away

"We sling the equipment underneath the helicopter in a big mesh bag, basically. In the olden days they would just, they would go in by mule train."

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