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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tide Pool Visit from Vacation...

 We went on vacation at the beach a couple of weeks ago and here's a snippet of our trip.


Oh my gosh, we had such a blast at the beach when we were on vacation. We went out on Thursday morning during low tide and discovered dozens of tide pools to be explored.

We found:
     2 hermit crabs
     3 sand snails that we managed to dig up out of the sand
     1 sand crab that wasn't too disturbed by our insistence that he stick around
     1 live shrimp
     2 dead jellyfish
     more than a few minnow fish

We spent a great deal of time playing with the tiniest hermit crab. He gladly graced us with his ticklesh little claws as he crawled all over our hands (as long as we kept our hands under the water). He was quite adorable. He would have easily fit on the end of a pencil eraser.

I would love to live near the ocean so we could explore the tide pools on a more regular basis. I think it would be a cool project to do a daily log of one of those pools. We could measure the tide pool's width and depth, then keep a log and drawings of what types of critters we find in the pool each day. That would be such an awesome science project. (And art... and math... and hmmm... what else could I work into that one?)


Website Design said...

Thanks for the post.Good to hear that you had a great time.Why don't you upload some pictures..would love to see them.Look forward to hearing from you soon again.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

One can learn so many things from the sea. The sea is not only a venue to enjoy nature's awesome bounty and beauty but we can also learn from nature's school of personal experience. It can teach us about the littlest creatures and the common creatures of the sea. Thanks for your engaging post. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

I wish you can put up a feedburner email subscription so I can subscribed to your post via email. I can no longer blog hop as much as I want to because my blogroll have become too top heavy. God bless.