Hey Sea Fans!
My latest stop on my world travels was at the Ocean Explorium in New Bedford, USA! Thanks to Abbey (cool name!!) and Warren for hosting me, it's always nice seeing more of what goes on at other aquariums. I got to check things out AND even got to lend a hand...
Like at the ray and shark pool where I taught a group of students all about these amazing elasmobranchs:
At one of the aquariums that I used to work at, a Snaggletooth shark that had been rescued from fishermen came in and desperately needed some help. It was so weak from lying still on the sand that it needed someone to help it swim. (Remember that many sharks have to keep moving to breathe!! As they move through the water, fresh water filled with oxygen flows over the gills so that the shark can breathe.) I volunteered and believe me, after a few hours, my arm that was around its body felt RAW from the skin rubbing me!!! Well worth it though, I would do it again in a heartbeat to help these amazing animals!
|Me holding a coral fragment.|
|Preparing to feed the coral reef tank.|
Have a great weekend Sea Fans!