I felt that the tide was starting to rise while I was in the water. We moved to the inland to find out lands snails. We broke into 4 groups, and started look for lands snails that live in Sumek tree. We as a class, came up with more than 100 dead shells and about 50 land snails.
We gathered around and started to sort land snails based on many different assumptions to find out how many species are they. Experiment of sorting was based on color, shape of opening, number of bands, direction of spiral and etc. The color and band variations were most distinguishing, and my assumption was that the diference in color and number of bands might not decide the difference in species. Many in the class guessed that there is one specie, but it is hard to come up with an answer with such a limited data.
Overall : Though littl too long, it was amazing experience and I am looking forward to watch whales