North Roe Primary School

Visit from Dr Angus

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Thomas’s mum came into school to show us some under the sea things for our topic. She works at the fisheries college and she is a marine biologist so she knows lots about stuff that’s under the sea. She showed us some fish that had been dried out on a heater. The fish were in plastic boxes so that they didn’t get squished and broken. We looked at fish otoliths they are fish ear bones. We learned how to tell how old fish are and how many winters they’ve had. If you look at their fish bones you can see lines, the more lines the older the fish are. We learned how deep different fish can go. If fish have lights on their head they live in really deep water nearly where the seabed is. We liked the presentation with lots of cool pictures of different things like crabs, lobsters, baby lobsters, sea en enemies. It was fun and really good, we loved having Thomas’s mum in teaching us.

By Mairianne, Scott, Thomas, Vaila and Nynke

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