Blind in the Cave
We are enjoying spelunking with the campers this week! Deep in the cave there is a lake, it is part of the same system of water that makes up Lake Salamander! It is in the cave lake we can find some of the most interesting and alien like animals on the earth! Make sure you have on your head lamps campers!
Blind Cave Fish Fun Facts:
- These little fish only get up to 4 1/2 inches long.
- Blind cave fish have lost their ability to see and some of have even lost their eyeballs. Crazy right!?
- They use their lateral lines along their bodies to get around. Those lateral lines detect different kinds of pressure.
- They eat bat droppings.
- Scientists think the fish lost their eyesight to reduce energy use!
These little fish were such a fun find! Woohoo! Camp is just the best!