Dr. Noirín Burke came from the Explorer's Programme today to visit our class and tell us all about marine animals and sea life.
We are so happy to have her, especially this week, since it is Science Week.
We talked about the animals and plants we can find in the sea, then we drew wonderful ocean pictures. We did a really good job with our pictures.
She showed us a starfish, and told us that starfish have no blood but instead they pull in seawater into their arms, and squirt it out when they are finished with it. They have a little eye (called an eye spot) on each arm, and can regrow arms (called regrowth) if something happens to an arm. The starfish has a funny stomach. When he wants to eat something he puts his stomach outside his mouth and into the food (like shellfish) that he wants to eat. He then makes a shellfish smoothie which he can easily eat.
We know that there three types of fish
We got to see some mermaids purses (where they keep their eggs, which turn into baby sharks)
This was so interesting.