Monica's field trip to Long Marine Lab
November 1, 2002
Monica's class went on a field trip to the UCSC Long Marine Lab today. The Seymour Discovery Center is like a tiny Monterey Bay Aquarium, but more focused on the work the scientist's do at the lab. It's a great location and always a great trip. Here's Monica's class assembled out front waiting for the tour to start.
Since I did this trip last year, I'm free to roam around the area while the kids learn all about the lab. It's a tremendous day outside and it's nice to enjoy the view. I sure do love living on the bay.
This cute little bird kept me company on the cliff.
Once the kids were done with the lab work, it was time to check out the touch tank and the other displays. This sea anemone was especially beautiful. The last photo are of a species of nudibranch. Looked like a cross between a sea slug and a jellyfish. These were very cool to watch.
We also went outside to check out the holding tanks for the sea lions and dolphins. It was a great day and everyone had a really great time. Can't wait to come back again.