When we arrived in Holyrood, the sun was shining, and we were ready for an aquatic adventure. We climbed up the ladder to the upper deck and enjoyed the views as well as the slight ocean breeze. A few minutes later, it was time to catch some plankton!
Plankton are food for many larger species, but they are also the initial life stages of some more familiar creatures such as starfish and crabs. We were all given Discovery Microscopes to look at the plankton. The amazing thing was that most of them could be seen with the naked eye! They were much larger than we were expecting.
The adventure didn't end there. On our way back to shore, our guide caught a flounder for everyone to see as well as some seaweed that contained brittle stars and other small animals. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, we learned a lot, and the weather was perfect for it!
Here are some more photos from our boat tour in Holyrood: