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Island Skills: Spider Crab Week Recipe - A Pinch of Fun & A Dash of Claws

You can tell a lot about a crab just by looking at its claws. Take spider crabs, for example, who have long, slender pinchers that aren’t so great for defense but perfectly suited for feeding on bits of detritus and algae. Like perfect little spoons, spider crabs dip their dainty claws into the mud to scoop out tiny tasty morsels. This week’s food for thought is all about claws – shapes, uses, and special adaptations. Campers will experiment with different utensils to represent claw shapes and investigate which ones are best adapted to different prey. We’ll don our masks and snorkels to try to catch a glimpse of spider crabs trudging through the mud and use nets to find other species. Come find out what stories their claws tell!

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Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Jun 13, 2022 through Jun 17, 2022

9:00AM - 4:00PM


Sanibel Flagship Campus - 455 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL, 33957 455 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 33957 FL US

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