Sunday, January 22, 2012

under the sea

It's a rough life.
How many high school students do you know 
who get to go on a field trip to spots like this?

 Amy and Elise joined the high school for a boat trip last Friday.
It was an opportunity to learn just a bit about the ocean and its inhabitants,
and to have fun in the process.

Amy, on the right, learning about water pressure

 Elise shared her photos with me (thanks, Lise!)
but that means she's not in any of them.
She's blogged a few more photos of the trip here.

Some of the teachers dived
  while the students snorkeled, 
on a treasure hunt for various species.

Among other things, they spotted:
razor fish, 
blue starfish, chocolate chip starfish, crown of thorns starfish, 
sea cucumbers, 
miles of coral, 
sea urchins, 
Christmas tree worms, feather duster worms, 
angel fish, and lots of unidentified fish.

(thanks for the list, Amy!)

Here is the sea, great and wide, 
which teems with creatures innumerable, 
living things both small and great.
Psalm 104:25


Carl G said...

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade!

us5 said...

come on over, Carl!
'I'd ask my friends to come and see an octopus' garden with me'
we can't promise any octopi, but we'd love to take you to their garden! :)

The Boys and Me said...

Oh fun! Fun!! Fun!!! I love marine biology!!!!!! What a neat experience.

us5 said...

Jaymi! i wish you could have joined them!