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Sanibel Sea School campers enjoy Hermit Crab Week

July 30, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Hermit Crab Shell-a-bration Week at the Sanibel Sea School was all about the curious creatures that wear their house on their back. Campers combed through hermit crab habitat to see how many they could find, all while learning about hermit crab biology and behavior.

Participants crawled like crabs in a race across the beach, raced real hermit crabs - and learned they do not always like to follow the course - and played shell tag. They went snorkeling in the bay and ran through a hermit crab obstacle course, then decorated their own shells.

As usual, there was also plenty of surfboard paddling, macram tying, and time spent friends.

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Sanibel Sea School campers snorkel in hermit crab habitat.

Summer camps are scheduled for children ages 4-18, and scholarships are available.

The Sanibel Sea School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the ocean's future, one person at a time. For more information, visit sanibelseaschool.org or call 239-472-8585.

 
 

 

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