Saturday, November 03, 2007

This is What I Got to do Today...Play with Fish! (And Other Critters)

Today was the Green Guide Class field trip to Mashes Sands Park (yeah, I had no idea where it was either, but now I know!) and then to the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory. Check out my Tallahassee blog to read about my day but also enjoy this video of remora (aka: suckerfish) feeding.

These are the fish seen on the underbellies of sharks, manatees, turtles, etc. They basically eat what the bigger animal doesn't. Look at the tops of their heads, it's like a giant suction cup. And don't worry about the guy's hands who feeding them. He (who is Jack Rudloe, founder of the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory) said their teeth are like sandpaper. Enjoy!

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