The Burgess Shale
To we are off to discover the Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park, which preserves one of the world's first complex marine ecosystems and is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.
High on a mountain ridge in Canada’s spectacular Yoho National Park in British Columbia is one of Earth’s most important fossil deposits: the Burgess Shale. Preserved with exquisite detail within the rock layers for the last half-billion years are the remains of soft-bodied and often bizarre animals and algae dating from the Cambrian period. These exceptional fossils include some of the oldest members of many animal groups still alive today.
Choose the "Virtual Sea Odyssey" from the drop down menu on their home page. Scroll down the page and you can take a decent on a virtual submarine, observe swimmers, predators, grazers, scavengers and more.