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Students Find Out All About Algae

Learning all about algae at the Ruppin Marine Science Institute (Photos: Sara Yaacov)

This year, for the first time, the 36 motivated youth studying at the Marine Science Institute were taken on a trip to the algae farm near the institute.

During the visit, the children received professional guiding and were shown a variety of algae and the habitats in which the algae develop. They saw large aquariums with a variety of fish commonly found in Mediterranean waters and learned about the importance of algae to the underwater life, both for the sea climate and as food for other fish and animals at sea.

In addition to the many aquariums on the farm, the children also watched power point presentations and videos where they saw algae habitats, and learned about the evolution of these habitats and the conditions required for algae prosperity.

The tour dealt not only with the importance of aquatic plants for the sea world, but also with the types of algae that are worthy of human consumption as foods of high nutritional value.

At the end of the visit, the children were served a meal consisting of cheese and a variety of algae.

The tour was fascinating, an important learning experience and the meal at the end was a very interesting surprise and ... delicious. 

Children enjoying their surprise meal of cheese and a variety of ... algae

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