Following up on last week’s post about the Strength of Limpet Teeth, there is a cool photo in the Owl Limpet section in the ebinder showing the grazing trails of an Owl Limpet. This photo was taken by TPERP Don V. one day shortly after the tide receded. You can see where the grazing trails look like the results from a lawnmower. However, knowing that … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Owl Limpets Grazing
Have you ever looked up at the sky and seen objects or animals or other shapes when looking at the clouds? Well VIP Mona took this photo in the tidepools recently because she saw something when she looked at this rock. Do you see something when you look at this photo, that is besides a rock? We will leave a hint that it is something … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – What Do You See?
Last Tuesday TPERP Ken made an interesting discovery in the tidepools. He noticed an anemone consuming an entire lobster. And as you can see the poor anemone next to it was close but just missed. Needless to say it was the favorite attraction for visitors. However, the next day, the lobster was gone. Who knows what happened to the lobster; Did the tides takes it … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Biting Off More Than He Could Chew?
Last Saturday Nicole, the Scientific Program Coordinator, took the new TPERPs on a tidepool walk. During that walk, an octopus was nice enough to show itself to the TPERPs. Nicole talked about how the octopus is a solitary animal, which is why you never see more than one in a tank at an aquarium. The subject of how they mate came up (and we leave … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Octopus Mating
Since it is the start of the tidepool season, we thought it was a good time to pass along a few safety tips. If you are working at the Education Table, especially with another person, make sure you keep your fingers clear of the doors as they are closed. It’s easy to smash a finger in the doors if you are busy concentrating on something … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Safety