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Naturalist Notebook 

February 28, 2012

Spotlight On…

Check out this week’s featured specimen!

(Pictured below, really close up!)

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Photo: © 2006 Steven G. Johnson

Can you guess what it is?

Here are some hints:

  • This animal is monogamous.
  • This animal is very slow moving so it sucks up it’s prey rather than chasing it down.

Leave us a comment with your answer! Then come see us in the Classroom on Sunday, March 4th at 2:30 pm for Science Story Adventures to see if you’re right and to learn more about this animal. Science Story Adventures is our program for children ages 4 – 8 and their caregivers. In the program, we explore the natural world through stories, specimens, games and crafts.


Filed under: Spotlight On... — nature @ 3:03 pm

7 Comments »

  1. Seahorse

    Comment by Kim — February 28, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

  2. Seahorse.

    Comment by Amir — February 28, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

  3. Snail

    Comment by Eric — February 28, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

  4. Sluggie

    Comment by Aidan — February 28, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

  5. I agree with Kim it’s a seahorse.

    Comment by Jeri — February 28, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

  6. Sea Slug?

    Comment by Robert Steinberg — February 28, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

  7. Thanks for all of your excellent guesses, a few of which were correct. This week’s animal was a lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus). To learn more about lined seahorses, check out these websites:

    Comment by nature — March 4, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

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