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Cool! - The Bibliophile
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Cool!
3D animations of Hallucigenia!!!! (the second icon below the main "screen" plays a second clip of this critter)

And, from the same site, a "submarine tour" of the Burgess Shale fauna (first clip takes you from the surface to the bottom, icons below the screen are for further tour clips)

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zappo From: zappo Date: 16th October 2014 06:42 (UTC) (Other places)
heart the Burgess shale and all its weird fauna!
jlsjlsjls From: jlsjlsjls Date: 16th October 2014 22:57 (UTC) (Other places)
Me too! I do need to update my library though ... the only Burgess Shale-specific book I own is Gould's Wonderful Life (which is an essential history that I shan't part with but is a teensy bit dated in its current knowledge section seeing as it was published back when folks still mistakenly thought Hallucigenia locomoted on its spines)
zappo From: zappo Date: 17th October 2014 06:21 (UTC) (Other places)
Yes, Gould is also my introduction to the shale and all the other wonderful only-just-pre-cambrian animals. Quite an eye-opener, it was! Not just microbes and jellyfish back then.
jlsjlsjls From: jlsjlsjls Date: 17th October 2014 20:12 (UTC) (Other places)
I was aware before I bought Gould's book but his was the first really good overview of everything that had been discovered and studied (hard not to hear about it when you live practically next door to the site ... the Shale and Dinosaur Provincial Park are linked by the TransCanada Highway and Calgary is between them on that same highway)
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