On March 4th, we had the pleasure of working with two scientists from the Visitor Center at the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. We watched seastars eat. We felt the thick fur that keeps sea otters warm. We pretended to be sea otters, diving deep to crack open abalone shells. On the beach, we learned about the natural and artificial items to be found in the sand, and the importance of keeping this vital habitat clean.