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Hello, my name is Tristan. I am 9 years old and I like animals a lot. We went on a boat ride with Capt. Keith. We were pulled a long a reef snorkeling and we saw a lot of fish. Then we went to a shipwreck and we saw a lot more fish. I saw a lion fish while we were there and lots of other fish. Then we went to an island to feed stingrays. When it was my turn to feed the sting rays, I was a little nervous because the barbs on their tails are more deadly than a shark bite. But I wasn’t afraid after a while because they weren’t trying to sting me and Capt. Keith told me that they weren’t going to use their barbs. The stingrays back felt rough but their fins were smooth. When we got to see them from underwater I saw a remora on the bottom of one of their tails. We fed the stingrays fish and Capt. Keith helped me. I liked feeding the stingrays.
On our way to the island from the shipwreck, we saw a pelican. I also saw it on the island. I saw some heron foot prints on the beach and some crabs. I saw minnows in the water and nurse sharks. I think I saw a tern. After we fed the stingrays, we went to their napping spot by snorkeling. I learned that stingrays can blow out sand from a hole behind their eye to cover them. I saw some young barracuda and a conch shell. We also saw two young Caribbean reef sharks. We were about to leave the island on the boat when we saw an osprey with a fish in it’s talons. On the way back we saw two cormorants. At the harbor we saw a great blue heron, he was waiting for leftover fish. I dropped 2 on the concrete and he came and got them one by one. It was a fun day, and one that I will never forget. You should try it sometime.
Hello, my name is Evelyn and I am 7 years old. We went for a boat ride in the Bahamas. We went snorkeling at a coral reef. We saw lots of fish. I saw black fish with blue and black fish with yellow. And I even saw purple fish. We went snorkeling also at a shipwreck. I saw a puffer fish and lots of yellow fish. Next, we saw stingrays and we got to feed them. I wasn’t scared and they liked me a lot. They felt smooth. We went to go snorkeling to see what they look like underwater. I could see their mouth and eyes. One time a whole bunch of them crowded me and I petted all of them at the same time. Then we swam to a deeper part and I saw lots of stingrays again. And I saw reef sharks. They were scared of me. It was a really fun day. I liked Capt. Keith. I hope you can do the same things as me sometime.