Tuesday, June 8, 2010

O is for Oceans Day

Today was too wet and windy to go to the beach to celebrate Oceans Day, but we all are wearing blue jeans and will endeavour to "wear blue and tell two". Our two interesting facts are:
1. The Cape Clawless Otter, whose statue is seen at Kirstenbosch near the Dell, lives and hunts in both freshwater and seawater on the Cape Peninsula. They spend their days in holts (dens) in dry, sandy places under overhanging rocks or in thickets in coastal vegetaion. These holts have a very strong, characteristic musky smell so look out for one when you walk along a less crowded beach one day.
2. Some scientists think that all the water in the oceans came from comets that struck the newly forming Earth and melted into water.

1 comment:

  1. Cute pic. That would have to be a good many comets to produce as much water as we have on this earth!