Speaker Series 2015: The Marble Canyon Burgess Shale Locality and the Early Evolution of Fishes

Located in the mountain parks of British Columbia, the Burgess Shale provides some of the best information about the early evolution of complex life 540 to 485 million years ago. The basic body plans of most animals alive today, including vertebrates like ourselves can be traced back to this period.

Highlighting new discoveries, Dr. Jean-Bernard Caron from the Royal Ontario Museum discusses the discovery of the exciting new Marble Canyon site, located in Kootenay National Park, and the way it has greatly increased our understanding of the evolution of ancient life.

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