Skip to content


Spines for Trying Times: Adaptations of Larvae

A cache by Katfish Outta Water Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/04/2018
1 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

This geocache is #2 in a series of caches entitled "The Secret Life of Larval Fish: A Geocaching Adventure." 

About this cache: Being a small animal in water is hard, and gravity works to pull larval fish to the depths of the ocean. In response, larval fish have evolved many methods to prevent sinking. Visit this cache to learn about adaptations used by the larvae of one of California's favorite fish species. 

About the series: Did you know that many species of fish have a larval stage that looks very different from the adult form? Fish larvae vary hugely in how they look, how they behave, and how they interact with their parents. Come explore the wide world of baby fish!

  1. Visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center to obtain a geocaching passport, or visit to print out your own. Admission is only required if you would like to receive the prize at the end.
  2. Find each of the five caches. At each cache, answer the question on your passport using information in the container, and stamp your passport.
  3. Return to the Seymour Center after finding all 5 caches to obtain a commemorative wooden nickel. Please note -- the Seymour Center is closed on Mondays.

Please remain on paths -- protect our native plants. Cache placed with permission from the Seymour Marine Discovery Center & UCSC's Young Lagoon Reserve. Funding provided by the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N avpr qnex uvqvat fcbg

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.