Tuesday, July 17, 2012


We went on our annual visit to the Exploration Center at Easton's Beach and got an extra special treat....a touch tank of sharks!  These types of sharks are called Dogfish; also in the tank were skates, which look a lot like stingrays.

 Both Little Miss and E could have stayed all day touching the sharks.  They thought it was great.  The water was freezing; apparently sharks need the cold temperatures.
And then, the sharks did this...
 It was really strange...
 I asked one of the volunteers why they pulled themselves out of the water and she thought perhaps it was to see and hear what was going on.
 Whatever the reason, it was pretty darn strange, but cool at the same time.  It seemed as though they should have had bathing caps and nose plugs to complete the entire synchronized swimming routine.
  And then, of course, there was the other touch tank, with all sorts of creatures from the sea.

But as they say about sharks, it's not the ones you see that you have to worry about, it's the ones you don't see.

David Blaine

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1 comment:

Beth said...

Very cool! I thought it was the Biomes Center in North Kingstown at first. We've gone there a couple times and there are sharks to pet there as well. The person at Biomes said they come out of the water like that to smell. According to her, they are sniffing out all of the new spectators.