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Inspiration from the Museum of Natural History

We had an awesome field trip here today and I am inspired to do some sort of physical theater piece starring a sea hare and an arrow crab.  These two creatures from Jean-Michel Cousteau’s, Secret Ocean, made me want to get up and mimic their movements.

The sea hare is a snail without a shell which has a secret protection—no matter how vulnerable it seems. The plant-like material, or algae, it eats makes it taste bad, and predators know it. These acrobats of the current tumble along with no need to hide, thanks to the tiny algae they eat, protecting them from the inside out.
The arrow crab is gymnast, beachcomber and paratrooper in search of the best place to eat. These solitary creatures will eat whatever they find and fight each other for territory.

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