Can you find the baby toadfish in the picture below. Oyster toadfish juveniles and adults are camouflaged very well, which increases their chance of survival. This Dad, here in our wetlab onboard the USS Yorktown, will continue to guard the hatchlings for a little while longer.
Meet our science teachers on our new educator page! Click on a picture to learn fun facts about them like their favorite color, hobbies, and advice they would give to 5th graders!
What do Abraham Lincoln, "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and Thanksgiving have in common?
Sarah Hale, the author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb", wrote thousands of letters over a 40 year period requesting that the United States celebrate a National Thanksgiving holiday.
President Lincoln, being moved by Hale's persistence, declared that the first official Thanksgiving holiday would be celebrated on November 26, 1863.
Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November.
Yesterday and today we filmed our live stream classes! Unable to tune in live? No problem! We will have our classes up on our website to rewatch soon. Stay tuned!
Look closely at this photo. What do you see? Our oyster toadfish eggs are hatching! Several eggs were laid and are currently being protected by their father. The male toadfish will guard these young tadpole-like hatchlings for a few more weeks until they begin swimming freely and leave their nest.
Learn more fun facts about oyster toad fish here!
An ecosystem where fresh water from land-based sources meets salty water from the ocean is called an estuary. Salt marshes are a muddy, aquatic habitat found in our South Carolina estuaries. Did you know, according to SC DNR, that there are more than 500,000 acres of salt marsh in our state?