Ordovician- It's like Hawaii

By: Abigail West

What You Need To Bring

Packing is easy in the ordovician time period it is a hot climate like Hawaii so pack lots of summer clothing and for safety a medical bag in case you are scuba diving and you get touched by a poisonous fish or plant bring a medicine for poison ivy awesome thing like that. Most of earth is made of water t this time but there is a little bit of land and that is a ice and because that little bit of land is cold bring a winter jacket and pack things that you would pack as if you where climbing a mountain such as a tent to sleep and blankets and very warm clothing because it is cold but very fun time period to go.Also you do need water because it can get very hot and you also would need snacks or food to eat.

Events

Gondwana is forming in this time period and all of the land on earth is ice so it is very cold and make sure you are in the right place because it can be very cold and you will see in the end Gondwana but not all of it it will still be forming after this time period.

Climate

This would have created warm climates from the Equator to the poles; however, extensive glaciation did occur for a brief time over much of the Southern Hemisphere at the end of the period. This climate change was possibly associated with the mass extinction at the end of the Ordovician. These tectonic clues allow scientists to make sense out of geologic patterns in the Earth, and to map present-day continents and islands onto these old deposits.

Animals And Plants

The main thing people would like to see is the coral reefs and the sea animals such as crinoid, Jawless fish, Cephalopod and brachiopod. At this time on the land of ice no animals and plats are living on the ice land.

Environment

Despite the appearance of coral fossils during this time, reef ecosystems continued to be dominated by algae and sponges, and in some cases by bryozoans. However, there apparently were also periods of complete global reef collapse due to global disturbances.

What You Would Like To See

The main thing people would like to see is the coral reefs and the sea animals such as crinoid, Jawless fish, Cephalopod and brachiopod. These are the main animals and plants at this time. There are no land animals because it is all ice.


Dangers

Dangers you may face are the poisonous plants and sea animals they can be poisonous. Be carful if you go scuba diving there is some poisonous plants and animals in the what you need to pack paragraph make sure you have the medical bag handy.