Adventures in the Mud
Today I went to Belle Isle Salt Marsh for aquarium class. First I went to an observation tower. I saw Tree Swallows and some Barn Swallows too. Then on the way to the mud I saw a Northern Mockingbird, he was imitating all kinds of sounds. When I got into the mud I realized that it was like quicksand because I sank very quickly. People’s shoes got stuck in the mud. One person found a horseshoe crab molt. Other people found hermit crabs deep in the mud. And other people found jellyfish and picked them up, because they couldn’t sting. The teachers also searched for snails. I got mud all over me! But some people were even muddier than I was. It was a fun trip.
Feeding Myrtle the Turtle
Sarah, a diver at the New England Aquarium who saw my trash video, invited me to feed Myrtle, the Green Sea turtle, because of everything I’ve been doing to try to help animals. I got to go on the platform above the Giant Ocean Tank with Sarah. I felt very lucky. Myrtle is 80 years old! She never stops eating, so they only give her a certain amount of food so she doesn’t go overboard. I fed her lettuce. She can eat a lot of lettuce at one time. Sometimes the fish will steal her food but they spit it back out! I loved feeding Myrtle the Turtle. I’m happy that I had such a wonderful opportunity and I enjoyed talking to Sarah and getting to meet some of the other divers. Kara, my Ocean Detectives teacher was there too. It was a great day!
All About Horseshoe Crabs!
I went to my aquarium class today. It was all about horseshoe crabs. I learned that they have blue colored blood. And what’s really cool about it is that it helps fight diseases! I got to make a horseshoe crab and tomorrow I’m going to make him a home. I also got to give my teacher the bookmark I made her. I didn’t get to meet the other nice people that ordered bookmarks from the aquarium but my teacher is going to give them their orders.
My name is Anna Rose and I am 8 years old. I have a little brother, Dylan, and 2 pets, a dog named Karma, and a Betta Fish named Blaze. I love animals and I want to do whatever I can to help them.