Dave Graff, an education specialist at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, puts marine life found at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island in quarantine before transporting the animals in one of two touch tanks on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007. The two touch tanks will be open to the public at the Environmental Learning Center on Saturday. The National Estuaries Day celebration event will also include boat tours, kayaking, live animals, lab tours, live music, face painting and various presentations at the Environmental Learning Center at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Admission to the event is free. Employees including Jill Schmid, Christina Panko and Beverly Anderson also searched for marine life at Tigertail Beach and were able to find fiddler crabs, a moon snail, spider crab, crown conch and a pear whelk that will be placed in one of the two touch tanks.

Photo by JIMMIE PRESLEY, Daily News

Dave Graff, an education specialist at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, puts marine life found at Tigertail Beach on Marco Island in quarantine before transporting the animals in one of two touch tanks on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007. The two touch tanks will be open to the public at the Environmental Learning Center on Saturday. The National Estuaries Day celebration event will also include boat tours, kayaking, live animals, lab tours, live music, face painting and various presentations at the Environmental Learning Center at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Admission to the event is free. Employees including Jill Schmid, Christina Panko and Beverly Anderson also searched for marine life at Tigertail Beach and were able to find fiddler crabs, a moon snail, spider crab, crown conch and a pear whelk that will be placed in one of the two touch tanks.

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