5 days ago

San Diego Floating Lab

We are ready and waiting. Stop on by and say hi. ...

We are ready and waiting. Stop on by and say hi.

Seahorse is the name given to this species of small marine fish in the genus Hippocampus.
Learn more about the seahorse and the many residents that inhabit San Diego bay on a 4 hour Floating Lab. Call Rachel at (619) 491-3183 for reservations and information or email info@sandiegofloatinglab.com.
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Seahorse is the name given to this species of small marine fish in the genus Hippocampus. 
Learn more about the seahorse and the many residents that inhabit San Diego bay on a 4 hour Floating Lab.  Call Rachel at (619) 491-3183 for reservations and information or email info@sandiegofloatinglab.com.
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The mantis shrimp, or stomapod, are a marine crustacean. Some species have specialized calcified "clubs" that can strike with great power, while others have sharp forelimbs used to capture prey.
To learn more about the mantis shrimp and the many more animals and plant life that live in San Diego harbor call Rachel at the San Diego Office of Education and reserve your classrooms Floating Lab today (619) 491-3183
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The mantis shrimp, or stomapod, are a marine crustacean.  Some species have specialized calcified clubs that can strike with great power, while others have sharp forelimbs used to capture prey. 
To learn more about the mantis shrimp and the many more animals and plant life that live in San Diego harbor call Rachel at the San Diego Office of Education and reserve your classrooms Floating Lab today (619) 491-3183
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#sandiegofloatinglab #sandiego #sandiegoharbor #marinescience #marineeducation #floatinglab #floatingclassroom #outdooreducation

 

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Crayola!!! (That's what we named all the male mantis shrimps) Do you guys still let the kids touch them? They loved that!!

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1 month ago

San Diego Floating Lab

Have you booked your San Diego Floating Lab trip yet? Call the office today and get on the schedule (619) 491-3183. You will not want your students to miss out on this amazing hands on learning experience! You can also email rachel.gustafson@sdcoe.net ...

Have you booked your San Diego Floating Lab trip yet?  Call the office today and get on the schedule (619) 491-3183.  You will not want your students to miss out on this amazing hands on learning experience!  You can also email rachel.gustafson@sdcoe.net

The sarcastic fringehead, neoclinus blanchardi, is given it's name due to it's aggressive behavior and distinct appendages over it's eyes.
Learn more about this animal and the many residents that inhabit San Diego bay on a 4 hour Floating Lab. Call Rachel at (619) 491-3183 for reservations and information or email info@sandiegofloatinglab.com
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The sarcastic fringehead, neoclinus blanchardi, is given its name due to its aggressive behavior and distinct appendages over its eyes.  
Learn more about this animal and the many residents that inhabit San Diego bay on a 4 hour Floating Lab.  Call Rachel at (619) 491-3183 for reservations and information or email info@sandiegofloatinglab.com

The banded guitarfish is part of the rhinobatide family, aka shark and ray. We find them sporadically in San Diego bay. You never know what we may find on your floating lab.
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The banded guitarfish is part of the rhinobatide family, aka shark and ray.  We find them sporadically in San Diego bay.  You never know what we may find on your floating lab.  
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Moon snail ...

Moon snail

This is a mantis shrimp, a very colorful crustacean. Fisherman call them 'thumb splitters' due to their powerful knuckles that shoot out and can crush shells and slice flesh. We treat this animal with the utmost respect but greatly enjoy teaching about it to the students aboard Floating Lab.
To learn more about the mantis shrimp and the many more animals and plant life that live in San Diego harbor call Rachel at the San Diego Office of Education and reserve your classrooms Floating Lab today (619) 491-3183
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#sandiegofloatinglab #sandiego #sandiegoharbor #marinescience #marineeducation #floatinglab #floatingclassroom #outdooreducation
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This is a mantis shrimp, a very colorful crustacean.  Fisherman call them thumb splitters due to their powerful knuckles that shoot out and can crush shells and slice flesh.  We treat this animal with the utmost respect but greatly enjoy teaching about it to the students aboard Floating Lab.
To learn more about the mantis shrimp and the many more animals and plant life that live in San Diego harbor call Rachel at the San Diego Office of Education and reserve your classrooms Floating Lab today (619) 491-3183
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#sandiegofloatinglab #sandiego #sandiegoharbor #marinescience #marineeducation #floatinglab #floatingclassroom #outdooreducation

Sometimes we have more fun than the students! Vanessa is a happy instructor showing off this small pelagic ray.
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Sometimes we have more fun than the students!  Vanessa is a happy instructor showing off this small pelagic ray.
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11 months ago

San Diego Floating Lab

This morning we ran our last Floating Lab until next season. We will start trips back up on January 2 and will run through the end of May. The reservation process will begin in August and I will send an email out (several) to remind you.
I want to thank you for your continued support and love for this little educational program that we started back in 1981. So many generations of students have benefited from this experience and hopefully many many more will continue.
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This morning we ran our last Floating Lab until next season.  We will start trips back up on January 2 and will run through the end of May.  The reservation process will begin in August and I will send an email out (several) to remind you.  
I want to thank you for your continued support and love for this little educational program that we started back in 1981.  So many generations of students have benefited from this experience and hopefully many many more will continue.

11 months ago

San Diego Floating Lab

The students from Clover Flats school had a nice catch this afternoon. A big Banded Guitarfish. ...

The students from Clover Flats school had a nice catch this afternoon. A big Banded Guitarfish.

12 months ago

San Diego Floating Lab

Pelicans catching a boat ride on San Diego Floating Lab. ...

Pelicans catching a boat ride  on San Diego Floating Lab.

12 months ago

San Diego Floating Lab

Tritonia tetraquetra is a species of dendronotid nudibranch. It is a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tritoniidae ...

Tritonia tetraquetra is a species of dendronotid nudibranch. It is a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Tritoniidae

12 months ago

San Diego Floating Lab

The kids were excited to catch this big pelagic ray this afternoon. ...

The kids were excited to catch this big pelagic ray this afternoon.

 

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What's the water temps now?

You sure that's a bat ray?

Lori Manchester Clybornee

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12 months ago

San Diego Floating Lab

Another angel shark on the Floating Lab today. .
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Another angel shark on the Floating Lab today. .
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The year of the angel sharks: hauled in this beauty Monday afternoon. ...

The year of the angel sharks: hauled in this beauty Monday afternoon.

 

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They're probably gathering up for breeding.

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It's been the month for angel sharks. While this is most certainly a shark, it's flattened body and wide pectoral fins are more in resemblance to a ray. But don't let it fool you, the jaws of this animal have needle like teeth that can protrute and extend upward to snatch the unsuspecting fish that is unfortunate enough to swim by. ...

Its been the month for angel sharks.  While this is most certainly a shark, its flattened body and wide pectoral fins are more in resemblance to a ray.  But dont let it fool you, the jaws of this animal have needle like teeth that can protrute and extend upward to snatch the unsuspecting fish that is unfortunate enough to swim by.

Angel Shark! ...

Angel Shark!

 

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I always tell our new deckhands that sooner or later... ANGEL SHARK! In 2014, one had a baby in net.

Must be a day for Angel Sharks this one came up in my memories from 6 years ago.

Oh! Nice one. Ask Dina about the one that tried to eat my hand! And... sharks, especially larger individuals, should always have the body supported as the internal organs can be damaged holding them that way

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8" butterfly ray: usually about 24" when we capture. Plus a baby round ray! ...

8 butterfly ray: usually about 24 when we capture. Plus a baby round ray!

Nice Butterfly Ray for the students today. ...

Nice Butterfly Ray for the students today.

Pelagic ray being released back into bay. Never a dull moment on the Floating Lab. ...

Pelagic ray being released back into bay. Never a dull moment on the Floating Lab.

Cartilagenous cousins on the Floating Lab today: all newborns! ...

Cartilagenous cousins on the Floating Lab today: all newborns!

Have you reserved your 2018 Floating Lab for your class, club or troop? There are still spaces available. The Floating Lab is available from January 2- May 31. There are AM, PM, and evening sessions available. To make your classroom reservation contact Rachel at (619) 491-3183 or email at rachel.gustafson@sdcoe.net. ...

Have you reserved your 2018 Floating Lab for your class, club or troop? There are still spaces available.  The Floating Lab is available from January 2- May 31.  There are AM, PM, and evening sessions available.  To make your classroom reservation contact Rachel at (619) 491-3183 or email at rachel.gustafson@sdcoe.net.

 

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Lisa Samuel Thakkar Heather Hall just an idea maybe with another troop?

Hands down the best field trip!!

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