She was removed from her egg case prematurely by a staff member who though she had died. After her debut in a preschool classroom to excite students about marine science, she has been growing steadily.
She’s been doing just fine outside of the case with her yolk sac attached - so well in fact that her yolk sac will expire any day now. So after discussion, we think she would be best off in a large aquarium where she will be fed and have adequate shelter.
She was picked up on Friday by staff from the SC Aquarium. Little skate will be fed and maintained there until she may be released.
She has endeared herself to many of us. We have watched her double in size. It is another reminder of how important all the creatures are--even the least ones.
Happy Saturday to you.