Thursday, July 24, 2008

The "In-Seine" Net

It has been another exciting week at Harry McDonough. We focused on filling our newly donated fish tank with all kinds of crazy critters. It's fun to see how all the different animals in the tank interact with one another, some get along while some don't. Most of the crabs end up competing for food.

This week was our first week using a Seine Net. A Seine Net is a long net with two wooden poles on either end. As you can see in the photograph, we pull the net through the water as we walk towards the beach. Once we reach the beach we take a look in the net to see what we can find. We discovered all kinds of interesting animals such as Sculpin, Shiners, Rock Gunnels, and Sand Shrimp! All these animals and more went into our fish tank for the day.

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