Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Sea Urchin

This here is a Sea Urchin, found around the same place as the CowFish, at the shallower end of Flatts Inlet. The water here was only about a foot deep and of course clearer. Almost makes you want to reach out and touch it! Well, if you're at the Aquarium, one of their sections which stands seperate from the Aquarium, allows you to do just that. A shallow pond gives you access to Urchins from which you are encouraged to pick up and get a feel of what they're like. Kids love doing this and are not at all hesitant to pick one and play with it, if only for a few moments. Ensuring that their hands are clean before they reach in to grab themselves an urchin, is another matter.

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