Ordovician time period

By Ralyn Seberg

Major geologic events of the Ordovician time period.

Some major geological events that that happened in the Ordovician time period is the Paleozoic Era. It began 485.4 million years ago, following the Cambrian Period, and ended 443.8 million years ago, when the Silurian Period began.

Dominant organisms living during this time.

  1. The Ordovician is best known for its diverse marine invertebrates, including graptolites, trilobites, brachiopods, and the conodonts (early vertebrates). A typical marine community consisted of these animals, plus red and green algae, primitive fish, cephalopods, corals, crinoids, and gastropods.

What was the environment and climate like?

Nearly all life on earth was in the oceans. The only land life was in the form of very primitive plants very near the water line of the coasts, probably mosses and algae and were of a non-vascular nature. The area north of the tropics was almost entirely ocean, and most of the world's land was collected into the southern supercontinent Gondwana. Throughout the Ordovician, Gondwana shifted towards the South Pole and much of it was submerged underwater.
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What are the main things travelers might like to see?

Travelers might like to see all the animals and the sea floor. There were extensive reef complexes in the tropics. You may like to see the homes and families that all lived during this time. Because the there were 100 families and there homes are going extinct.
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What should travelers pack for comfort and safety

If you were to be alive during the Ordovician time period you would want to pack anything possible especially shorts and summer clothes. You would also want to pack food and plenty of water.

What dangers might travelers face when they visit

Travelers might have to be aware of vampire bears which are brownish pale bears that have sharp fangs, are wrinkly from their faces, white eyes and have stitches on their belly. People also have to be aware of warts.
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