Atlanti c Examine the outline of the continents on the map, particularly the outlines of continents surrounding the Atlantic Ocean. What do you notice about their shapes? Do you think this has any significance? Fossils of same freshw ater Fossils of the same species of freshwater reptiles were found on two different continental coasts separated by the Atlantic Ocean. These reptiles could not have swam great distances across salt water and survived. How can you explain the presence of these fossils on different continental coasts? Coal field s in Euro pe & European coal fields match up with coal fields in North America. What do you think might explain this?