Hurricane Irene’s outer bands hit us yesterday.  We started the morning by visiting the beach here in South Carolina to watch the hurricane go by.  The rest of the day was spent inside, bouncing off the walls, and driving each other crazy.  Good times.

This morning we decided a trip to the beach was in order.  It was still windy, but the sun was out.  So off we went.  Once we got there we realized that the morning after a big storm is the time to go to the beach.  So many cool shells and creatures had washed up on shore.

Even little creatures inside of cool shells.

Such bright colors!

Then Sarah found the first of many sea urchins.

The urchin that started a movement.

We noticed that it was still alive, so we decided to throw it back into the ocean.  What could it hurt?  And that was how Sea Urchin Rescue Society, or S.U.R.S., was started.

Agent E

Here Agent E is showing you the S.U.R.S. approved method for returning the sea urchins to the ocean.

Agent B isn’t so sure about this.  It tickles when it moves.

Agent B

Here, Agent B is completing his first solo rescue.  Agent E is standing close by for moral support.

I’d say close to 25 sea urchins were tossed back into the ocean today by the S.U.R.S. team.  It was a fun way to spend 2 hours at the beach. And a great way to wear out the kids, heehee.


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