Today we began our daring adventures and descended down into the deep sea! First, we practiced our animal sign language and then we learnt all about the different zones of the Ocean! As you go down deeper into the sea it gets darker and darker, colder and colder and the water above your head gets heavier and heavier, so life is very different in the deep sea!
As the sea becomes darker, you get different zones depending on how much light is there! We have the sunlight zone (0-200m), the twilight zone (200-1000m) and the midnight zone (1000-4000m). To explore these different zones we mixed inky golden syrup, dyed blue water and some oil to make our very own deep sea in a bottle! Why don’t you have a go at home?
We then went down to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean tank, the deepest tank in the Aquarium, to play some fun games. When we got back up to the Café we coloured in some deep sea creatures before finishing with a sing-a-long with our new deep sea song!
Deep Sea Facts:
Next Week: We are learning about the adorable, deep diving Denzel the Boarfish!