Last week was Science Week and the Year 8s spent one of the mornings at Camp Bay with The Nautilus Project. The Nautilus dive team went out into Gibraltar's waters that morning and found a plethora of marine invertebrates to introduce to the students. This is all part of their ‘Catch, Learn and Release’ programme which they started to help educate people on the marine wildlife which inhabit our seas. The idea is, they catch the wildlife with the purpose of educating people about them and then release back into their natural habitat.
These interactions are so important as they can ignite an interest and passion in our students for the wildlife. This is vital as it ensures their future preservation.
Some of the invertebrates they were given the opportunity to hold included a star fish, sea urchin and sea cucumber. Although they were not allowed to handle the crab or squid, they were able to get an up-close look at them too.
This was such an exciting opportunity for all the students, and they learnt so much.