Burgess Shale Drawings

by Hannah Caine


"Marrella splendens"

In the Burgess fauna Marrella is the most abundant creature found. The animal's length varies from 2.0 mm to 1.9 cm. Marrella swam above the surface of the seabed feeding on organic material and small organisms.

Pencil and carbon dust on paper

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