Yesterday we went to the mud flats at Cholla Bay. We went out during the low tide. This left an expanse of maybe 1/3 mile of muddy sand between the shoreline and the water. Initially I didn't see much and was confused about what I was looking for but after the class looked closer we saw some really interesting organisms!
We saw little crabs and snails, and most exciting of all was the octopi! The first octopus was found by Virginia; it was tiny! We learned that the octopi like to hide in shells and clam shells. The second octopus was holding a clam shell together with the suckers on its tentacle. When we opened the shell we saw the octopus and the eggs it had. They were hatching! That was really something to see!