Monday, June 20, 2011

Hermit Crab and Tidal Pool Study

We are learning so much through this study of the book Pagoo. Today was all about barnacles, sea anemones, and mussels. The most interesting tidbit we learned today was about bivalves and how they stay put in the ocean. All bivalves have a silky strong thread (byssus) that holds them to rocks, surfaces and each other. I never learned this, if I did I sure didn't remember it. Tomorrow we will learn more about bivalves and univalves. Above is a picture of Grace's sketches of a sea anemone and some barnacles.

1 comment:

The Zoo Keeper said...

You can purchase clams to dissect.