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Gulping Giants Week at the Sanibel Sea School

By Staff | Jul 17, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Sanibel Sea School campers built a whale-themed float for the island's 4th of July parade.

Campers in the Sanibel Sea School’s Gulping Giants Week learned about baleen whales, a group of whale species that use special baleen plates to sieve plankton and other tiny organisms from the water. They also built a baleen whale-themed float for Sanibel’s 4th of July parade.

Because the Sanibel Sea School thinks it is fascinating when the ocean’s largest creatures feed on its smallest, campers played lots of food web games. They also created their own filters and used seine nets to see what they could filter out of the Gulf of Mexico and bay. Just for Independence Day fun, they built a slip and slide on the beach – what a perfect summer surprise!

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

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.