Take a dive ... Take a dive ...

We can compare plants and animals which are alive today with fossils to help us understand more about ancient organisms and the environment in which they lived and died.

How does the fossil evidence for life on the Wenlock Reef compare with what we know about life on a modern reef?

In this section ‘go diving’ on a modern reef, then go back in time and compare your observations with what you see on the Wenlock Reef.

Explore a living coral reef

Explore the Wenlock reef

What is a reef?

Reconstructing the past