The Wee Class visited the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre on Monday` 27th March. This visit was the final part of this term’s Under The Sea topic. We all loved it!! Lynsey, our guide, took us first to the otter holt for feeding time. We saw 3 female otters getting fed and swimming right up to the glass in the tank. They gave us quite a fright when they swum near us. Next we got a tour of the whole aquarium – we saw deep water British fish such as cod and gurnard. The gurnard looked like the grumpy old man in the film ‘Up!’ We also learned that he had ‘feet’ which he uses to taste with. At the ray tank we saw lots of rays and eels. Next we got to touch a shrimp which cleans the dead skin off our hands, followed by a starfish. A favourite part of the day was meeting the lovely sea horses. We were fascinated by the Daddy sea horses – they carry and care for the babies!
Next we went into the big aquarium tunnel where we met lots of sharks and Cassie, the sea turtle! She was eating lettuce and broccoli – which gives her a distinctive green colour.