Saturday, June 26, 2010

horseshoe crabs!

Gosh, we did this a few weeks ago, but I have been very blog lazy, so we'll have a weekend of catching up to do.
 Anyway, Marlins Brownie troop and their lucky siblings,

hooked up with project limulus, a horseshoe crab research group out of Sacred Heart University.
 They talked and answered a ton of questions,

even about other subjects. Kaya learned a lot about barnacles.

They were able to handle them,

 and discuss their unique anatomy. In fact, we learned that they are in the same family as scorpions!
AND they tagged and released a crab.

We learned that if we see a crab with a tag and call in and provide info on where it was sighted, they will mail us a really cool horseshoe crab pin.
 We are on it!
On our way off the beach we found a really cool cactus,

with a lovely flower.
Cactus' in Ct, who knew!


Stephanie said...

Awesome again.
Love horseshoe crabs!

Jessica said...

That was a great day!

Phyllis said...

What a cool program! Thanks for showing us your horseshoe crab pictures.