Friday, August 6, 2010

DI POD #5 "Dauphin Island Estuarium"

My daughter Jacy and nephews Josh & Cody
enjoying a day at the Estuarium.
Doing my best to talk Josh into holding the spider crab (actually not a crab but an arachnid).
He did it!
 
Horseshoe Crab (about 9 years old)

(Jacy's baby horseshoe crab research pics will be DI POD #6)

"The Estuarium is an exciting educational facility highlighting the four key habitats of coastal Alabama: the Mobile Tensaw River Delta, Mobile Bay, the Barrier Islands and the Northern Gulf of Mexico. It includes the 10,000 square foot Exhibit Hall and Living Marsh Boardwalk. This facility is a showcase of the plants, animals, and other natural resources found in the Estuary and its surrounding marine habitats."
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2 comments:

Wm Chamberlain said...

It is great to have the Estuarium so close by. We have to drive a couple hours to Jenks, OK (suburb of Tulsa) to see an aquarium. Of course our town has a river running through it so we could see a lot of native flora and fauna if we just looked.

Paige V. Baggett said...

So true..."if we just looked"...I have been taking this island for granted for years!