Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Aqua Van comes to town...

We went to see the Aqua Van from the Vancouver Aquarium. It was a great experience and we learned a few brand things. Above, Samuel is learning to tell the difference in the sexes of crabs... beehive or lighthouse. New to me.

Teigan and Samuel checking out the fabulous sea anemone.
Learning about the sea star and how it actually takes its stomach out of its body to eat. Plunks it down on the food, digests and then takes the nutrients it needs into its body, leaving the rest behind.
Liam, up close and personal with a little sea star; checking out the little "feet".
Teigan feeling a sea urchin.
The other fabulous thing that we learned was that a sea otter will carry the same rock (its tool) around for its entire life! It tucks it under its armpit.

Great morning with the Aqua Van.

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