[Hermit crab in a jar! 1,1 MB]
crabs use a snail shell to protect the softer hind parts of its
Bags, jars and bowels are usefull on the beach, for example if you want
to place certain organisms seperately and study them more closely.
are hard environments to live in, so that organisms that live there
have to be tough, but be carefull and considerate. Organisms can survive
if you lift them up and study them in the air for a short time. You can
wet your hand beforehand in sea water to reduce the risk of injury.
If organisms are going to be stored in jars for a longer
period, make sure that they have plenty of room. Place the jars in the
shade, to protect them from the heat and remember not place predators
with their prey, i.e. crabs can attack and eat those organisms that you
want to study. Occasionally change the water. When you have finished studying
the organisms you have caught, try and release them in the same area where
they were captured.
With the help of Aquascope you look down into the
water even when it is rippled. When the sea is warm, a diving mask
is a better alternative to Aquascope.
Better a starfish
in your hand than...