This morning Mrs George led us to the library and the first thing I noticed were the VR goggles, once we entered this nice man Thomas told us to have a seat. When we all settled in, Thomas started talking about the company and himself. He started off by telling us about Peter Blake, he ( peter Blake ) was a hero and a champion to people, he is well known because he went around the world 5 times for the American Cup and has won 2 times throughout his time in the American Cup. Peter Blake sadly died being shot by pirates ( robbers ) in the amazon river. Thomas told us that he was a marine biologist and he loves puffer fishes. After he told us a bit about himself he told us how to use the VR goggles and what not to press, Thomas started off by telling us to put on the VR goggles and waited for him to start the video.
Once he started the video we were all excited and surprised, everyone was amazed at how beautiful the ocean was together with the sea creatures. We saw beautiful fishes, dolphins, stingrays and sea urchin, it was so magical looking up to the surface with the sunlight beaming in the water. After we saw the first video Thomas asked us what we saw, we all explained to him what we saw and heard during the first video. then we started talking about our favourite seafood and our favourite sea animal. Then he started playing the next video, and we saw whales they were so beautiful and amazing, it felt like we were swimming with them, I even tried to pet the whales. after seeing such beautiful whales we took off our goggles and Thomas asked us what we thought the whale was, people said ” orcas? ” ” humpback whales? ” but they were actually Southern Right whales, I have never heard of their kind before.
The next video we saw pods of dolphins, it showed us 2 types of dolphins, which was so beautiful and incredible. they were all chatting, it sounded weird but really amazing. We learned that all pods of dolphins are females, because males like to go around, female dolphins likes to stay together as a pod and combine with others. Next and final one were whales, they were so astonishing, I learned that a whales noise can travel 10,000 miles that only takes 3 hours. Whales also have better memory than us humans, when there are 2 whales singing they both sing different songs but then collaborate with each other and combine their songs together. They always chat and tell each other when to meet up, and every year they come back and create another song.
That was the last video so we all put the goggles down and Thomas started asking us questions on what we saw and heard. Then Thomas started talking about thing like over fishing, sound pollution, pollution and threats that these sea creatures and many others are going through. Thomas told us that when we ride boats it makes a really loud noise that affects the whales and many other sea creatures from hearing each other and socializing with each other. Pollution affects and kills sea creatures that live in the ocean, sea creatures eat the plastic thinking it is food but then choke and die all to find out it was plastic rubbish. That is why Thomas recommended buying a long lasting water bottle and use less plastic as much as possible. Over fishing affects creatures in the ocean because we take as much fish in the ocean but never think about the creatures that also need food in the ocean, which means that sea creatures like dolphins will not have enough food to feed the whole of their pod so they keep hunting.
It was such a pleasant amazing and beautiful experience, I felt that we were all connecting with the ocean and the sea creatures that live there. I hope we would do it again some time next year.