Publisher: PaleoShows, 2014
ISBN: PaleoJoe 1
In the first of his Fossils Across America documentary series PaleoJoe travels to the trilobite rich Silurian Deposits of the Rochester Shale near Middleport, New York to tell a story of the ancient Silurian Seas. See the spectacular trilobites that are found there as well as what the quarry operators do to discover them.
Discovered during the digging of the Erie Canal across New York State, these wondrous creatures were a catalyst for paleontologists both professional and avocational to scour the area in search of a time 400 million years ago when the area was a bountiful warm tropical sea that was inhabited by creatures that are extinct today. What they found inspired future paleontologists to tell a story of those ancient times and describe the animal life that lived, thrived and died... long before the Age of Dinosaurs.
(run time: 29 minutes)