the Jurassic period

large dinosaurs

Major geologic events of that time period.

Dinosaurs, birds, and rodents. Crumbling landmasses and inland seas. Sea monsters, sharks, and blood-red plankton. Forests of ferns, cycads, and conifers. Warm, moist, tropical breezes. This was the Jurassic.

What was the climate like?’

Much of the Jurassic world was warm and moist, with a greenhouse climate. Coal deposits formed under forests in Australia and Antarctica. Although some arid regions remained, much of the rest of Pangea was lush and green. Northern and southern biotas were still distinct in many ways, but by the Jurassic, faunas had acquired a more intercontinental character. Some animals and plants were now found nearly worldwide, instead of being restricted to particular regions.

Dominant organisms living at that time - animals and plant. Jurassic Climate and Tectonic Activity.

During the Jurassic Period, there was no polar ice, so the sea levels were higher than they are now. In the early Jurassic, the continents were jammed together into a supercontinent (Pangaea), making much of the inland area dry and desert-like. Towards the middle of the Jurassic, when Pangaea began to break up, there were vast flooded areas, temperate and subtropical forests, and coral reefs.

What was the environment like?

Jurassic Climate and Tectonic Activity. ‘’Pangea, which had begun forming in the Devonian (400 million years ago) and lasted through the Triassic, finally began to split apart in the Late Triassic. By the Middle and Late Jurassic, enough plate movement had occurred to separate South America from southern Africa. Laurasia (which consisted of North America and Eurasia) also moved away from Africa and South America, helping to create the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Volcanic activity was common along these rifting continental margins. At the same time, Eurasia (Europe and Asia) moved to the south and started to close off the Tethys Ocean. Sea level gradually rose during the Jurassic, creating epicontinental seaways in North America and Europe. The end result was a world with many more separate land-masses, and a great deal more coastline, than the world of the Triassic.

What are the main things travelers might like to see?

The main things travelers might want to see are how the organisms changed from the different periods. The PreCambrian Period is very different than the Jurassic period.

What should travelers pack for comfort and safety?

A tent,lot of blankets and clothes,more than 300 bottles of water,flashlight,millions of food,aids and medicines,pillows,mattresses,guns or safety things to get protected from a dinosaur,tool box,mosquito protection cream or any kind of bug protection cream,bug killing spray,sweaters,jackets,anything you like[your stuffed animal,your diary]

What dangers might travelers face?

travelers would face dinosaurs, which would eat you alive. They could also face deep rivers or an ocean, which they could fall in.