The Burgess Shale

Virtual Sea Odyssey

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Descent

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

Vertical descent from sea surface to seafloor where most Burgess Shale organisms lived.

ANIMATION BY PHLESCH BUBBLE © ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

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Swimmers

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

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Predators

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

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

ANIMATION BY PHLESCH BUBBLE © ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

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Grazers

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

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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Filterers

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

Seafloor showing several filter-feeders from the Burgess Shale community. Camera in movement, travelling parallel to seafloor.

ANIMATION BY PHLESCH BUBBLE © ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

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Scavengers

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

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

ANIMATION BY PHLESCH BUBBLE © ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

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Catastrophic Burial

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

Seafloor showing the Burgess Shale community being covered by a rapid mudflow event. Camera in movement, travelling parallel to seafloor.

ANIMATION BY PHLESCH BUBBLE © ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM

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