Firstly we went to look at all the fish and the sea in the Centre, some sea creatures we saw were the Rock Lobster and the Globefish/Puffer fish. Some facts that we learnt was that the rock Lobster lays 400,000 thousand eggs at a time in Spring. Also, that the female Rock Lobster has a fifth forked claw so when she lays it’s eggs it uses the forked claw to put the eggs underneath it’s tail.
After about ten minutes of looking around the Marine Discovery Centre we all gathered around the touch tank to see and touch all the sea creatures in there. Some sea creatures we saw were crabs, sea stars, seaweed, shark eggs and we were lucky to see an exoskeleton of a hermit crab.
After the touch tank we went into a room with a television and we watched a video of a sea horse have babies. It lays 200 to 300 eggs into the males pouch then the male would keep the baby sea horses for 2 weeks and then let them into the ocean. After that video we went into the classroom to do some drawings of what animals we saw in the Marine Discovery Centre or some animals in the classroom. What is your favourite sea creature?