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Several weeks ago I was invited to the Connecticut Mystic River Aquarium with my class. I knew this would be really fun and exciting because I love the ocean and what it offers. The most interesting part of the field trip was the Beluga whales. Not only did we get to see these magnificent creatures, but we learned about their habitats and their ways of life. I was chosen to explore more on sea squirts, but unfortunately they did not have any at this aquarium.

Another interesting part of this field trip was being able to touch and handle some of the creatures of the ocean. First I had caught my eye on the tent that held the stingrays and skates. As I entered I knew this would be a great chance to learn more about these interesting creatures. They felt really smooth and underneath there smooth body is where they feed and see. The weird part that happened to these animals was they knew exactly when they were going to be fed.

The penguins I was extremely disappointed because of there lack of doing anything. They sat in the sun and maybe got up to stand every ten minutes. In my disappointment I had made my way to the gift shop to purchase look at some of the items they had. I came across the keychain section and realized that I do not have anything for the car keys. I came across a penguin keychain and a jellyfish keychain. I chose the penguin one because I was upset about the penguins that were there, but at least I got a keychain that makes my car keys look awesome! I hope that next year kids can enjoy the field trip just as much as I did.

— Alex H

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Our field trip, as assessed by Emily: Mystic Adventure.

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Another student blogging about our Mystic Aquarium Field Trip. Follow the link!

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PhotobucketThe exhibit i spent the most time at was the beluga whales. I had never seen a Beluga whale before. i was surprised by their size because i thought they would be much bigger. All the different views of the whale you were able to get made the exhibit much more incredible.

 
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There were a few things about the aquarium i that could have been improved. The aquarium seemed like it was meant more for younger children. I was also expecting to see giant whales and sharks but i didn’t which was a disappointment. But the outside exhibits were the best part of the aquarium and made up for what it lacked.

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http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/whales/species/Beluga.shtml

— Jesse Y.

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The harbor seals provoked the greatest response from me. They looked like tubs a’ blub. I looked the most at the jellyfish. They were very interesting to look at, especially the upside down jellies. Because they looked big and blubbery. They looked funny swimming around and stuff. I felt kind of at peace because there was some soft music playing in the background, but then again maybe I was just imagining the music. Either way it was very relxing and fun to watch.
I liked thetouch tanks because that was the first time I touched a stingray and a shark. I would probably change the movies we watched on the bus. I had happy thoughts.
I really have no further questions baout this field trip. It was fun and I would love to do it again.
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