Invasion of the Sea Pickles Conversation Starters (encore)
- A sea pickle isn’t anything like the kind of pickle you eat! Sea pickle is a nickname for an organism called the pyrosome. Can you think of other animals with nicknames that make them sound like something they are not? (Hint: many of them live in the ocean!)
- Sea pickles used to be called the unicorns of the sea because they were very rare. Scientists think rising ocean temperatures may be one reason there are now thousands of them in the Pacific Northwest. Create another guess, or hypothesis, about why there are suddenly so many sea pickles.
- There sea pickle invasion is causing problems for fishermen by clogging up their fishing nets with pyrosomes instead of fish. Can you think of a scientific solution or invention to help with the sea pickle invasion?