Skip Navigation

Scout Archives

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Browse Resources

Burgess Shale (B.C.)


The Burgess Shale

The Burgess Shale, protected in Canada's Yoho National Park, preserves one of the world's first complex marine ecosystems. The site was discovered in 1909 by paleontologist Charles Walcott and has produced some of the most interesting soft fossils in history. On the website, readers may scout the informative Introduction, and then move on to the Science and History sections, which describe in...