P4/5 Summer Trip to Sea Life Lomond Shores

June 17th, 2016

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Published in Primary 4/5

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Yesterday we visited the Sea Life Centre at Loch Lomond. First we went upstairs to do an Oceans Art activity. We stuck ocean animals on to a sea background and decorated them with drawings.

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Next, we saw fascinating creatures such as Otters, Sea Urchins, a blue lobster, a starfish, sharks, cleaner shrimps, sea horses, poisonous lion fish, clownfish, Cammy the Giant Green Turtle, Casper the Albino Dogfish and amazing luminous jellyfish.

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Then we saw sharks and we learned that people are more likely to die from choking on a plastic bottle lid, from being hit on the head with a falling coconut or from taking a selfie than from being attacked by a shark. Only 10 people each year die from shark attacks.

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We watched Turtle feeding time. Cammy enjoyed eating lettuce and cabbage for her lunch. She is the only Giant Green Turtle in Scotland.

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After that, we went to the Rockpools to touch some Chocolate Chip Starfish and some Cleaner Shrimps. The starfish felt like a stone with chocolate chips and the shrimps swam up and tap danced on our fingers.

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Finally, we visited the tunnel where we saw a gigantic guitar shark. We saw black and white tip reef sharks, bonnet sharks and a Moray Eel.

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“We had a very fun and educational day. My favourite part was when we got to see Cammy swimming in the tunnel.” Mia Rose

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“The trip we went on was the best trip ever because we got to see all different animals we have never seen before.” Luke

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“We had a fantastic day because we got to learn that White Tip Reef Sharks can swim up to 22 miles per hour.” Dylan

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