This video is called Kangaroo Island / Australia.
From the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:
And soon to be renowned for some of the weirdest relics of ancient marine life in the world. …
Narration: Here in Emu Bay on the island’s north coast an international team of palaeontologists hosted by the South Australian Museum are digging up fossils from the Cambrian Period. They’re around 520 million years old, a time when life had only just begun to diversify.
These animals were living on the floor of an ancient sea. Many of them were arthropods, the group that includes modern crabs, lobsters, spiders, centipedes and insects. And by far the most common type of fossil is this one – a trilobite.
Talking about Diego Garcia and islands: it is to be hoped that this scientist Diego Garcia will fare better than the inhabitants of Diego Garcia island in the Indian ocean, driven off their island in order to make space for a US military base, now also a torture prison.
Signs of violence on agnostid trilobites found in Cambrian rocks suggest they were attacking each other: here.
Fossils record reveals ancient migrations, trilobite mass matings: here.
It’s easy to travel responsibly on Kangaroo Island, where conservation is key to the wildlife that abounds: here.
July 2011: Nearly 700 people have planted 120,000 seedlings to help restore and protect the habitat on Kangaroo Island, Australia. The annual Kangaroo Island Planting Festival attracted 676 volunteers this year – almost 200 more than last year – with more than 100 different species planted to establish new habitat in the lower Cygnet Valley: here.
- Kangaroo Island (elogroult.wordpress.com)
- Sphaerexochus: A Possibly Predatory Trilobite | Catalogue of Organisms (richarddawkins.net)
- Two Weeks in the Life of a Palaeontologist (danniteboul.wordpress.com)
- How Cute! Trilobites Curled Up in Self-Defense (livescience.com)
- New evidence suggests earliest trilobites were able to partially roll up their bodies (phys.org)
- Roll up … the first animal that curled into a ball to take cover (theguardian.com)