With summer camp, day programs, and outreach programs all in session, we probably spend more time exploring Sanibel's ecosystems during the summer months than at any other time of year. It's amazing what you encounter when you are in the field for so many hours. We asked our teachers, "What was your best summer beach find?"

"It's a close call between a lined seahorse that washed ashore and a live baby sea turtle." -Caitlin Smith

"It's a close call between a lined seahorse that washed ashore and a live baby sea turtle." -Caitlin Smith

"My first junonia! I've been shelling for years and have been waiting so patiently to find one." -Brooke Linn

"My first junonia! I've been shelling for years and have been waiting so patiently to find one." -Brooke Linn

"A tiny common octopus we found hiding in a fighting conch shell. So many visitors loved seeing it in the tank at our Sundial campus." -Elizabeth Farnham

"A tiny common octopus we found hiding in a fighting conch shell. So many visitors loved seeing it in the tank at our Sundial campus." -Elizabeth Farnham

"One of the coolest things that showed up in our tanks this summer was a chiton found by Spencer!" -Alex Hurd

"One of the coolest things that showed up in our tanks this summer was a chiton found by Spencer!" -Alex Hurd

"A parchment worm tube with the worm still in it!" -Nicole Finnicum

"A parchment worm tube with the worm still in it!" -Nicole Finnicum

What amazing things have you found on the beach recently?



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