Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Star Fish and Moon Jellies

Today was a pretty interesting day at Piers Park. While some kids were on the dock catching crabs or fishing, others were taken out on kayaks. I stayed upon the dock with the kids that wanted to pull up the crab traps. All of a sudden, from a far I hear kids yelling "we got a jellyfish, we got a jellyfish." I got up and made my way to the edge of the dock. It was a moon jelly. I took the moon jelly and put it in its own little touch tank. The kids were so fascinated and curious. They asked questions like, "Can't jellyfish sting you?" "How do you know if it is a girl or boy?" and "How do they eat?" I was glad to answer their questions, even though for some of the questions; google was my helper. Roughly 15 minutes later, I peeped Sean going into the water and I was wondering what he was doing. Turns out that Paula and him found some starfish. Never before while I have been working with Save the Harbor have we had a starfish or even two in a touch tank. We got two moon jellies and two starfish. Excited to see what else this summer has planned for me.

 til next time,

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