"A bunch of us went to the beach to learn and practice how to scientifically measure and report what is living there. In the event of an oil spill or a tsunami, for example, we need to know what was there vs. what is there after. Next month we and some high schoolers will be doing this at several locations."
"Of course, you need to know what this stuff is called - and "YUK" is not an answer! Fortunately we have detailed identification cards and also some experts with us." - RG the Scientist!
"Don't expect us to be there."