This past week PBS and the BBC joined together to present Big Blue Live at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We watched the first two nights of the show and then realized it had been awhile since we had been to the aquarium. Time for a Field Trip to celebrate a beautiful summer day! Our family has been Aquarium members for over twenty years – we still can’t decide which exhibit is our favorite:
The Green Sea Turtles?
The Kelp Forest?
The Touch Pools?
The African Black Footed Penguins? (Dassen seemed very interested in Roxanne)
The Southern Sea Otters?
Okay… I must admit – I love the sea otters. They are super fun to watch out in the ocean and they have an amazing comeback-from-the brink-of extinction story. They are still endangered and the great scientists at the aquarium have done a lot to help these wonderful animals. The sea otters in the aquarium were rescued and cannot survive in the wild. Each has a story that you can read here. You can even watch them on a live cam.
This is a terrific book for young readers who are interested in sea otters:
National Geographic Kids Sea Otters written by Laura Marsh is filled with wonderful information about sea otters accompanied by beautiful photography.
Every week brings new reasons to celebrate. Ruth Ayers give a great spot to share these celebrations. Visit her website at Ruth Ayers Writes to join in the celebratory fun.