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    National Park Virgin Islands

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Online Snorkel Trip: Corals, Sponges and Creepy Crawlies

turquoise-colored seawater, with shallow depths in the forground, transitioning to greater depths in the background
Welcome to Virgin Islands National Park!  This is one of our two Online Snorkel Trips.  If you choose to go snorkeling on this trip, you'll swim from Station A to L, and see some of our more common corals, sponges and other invertebrates, meaning animals without backbones.  You could also enjoy our other Online Snorkel Trip about Fish & Turtles (see link below.)  Why not snorkel both?!  When you've completed either one or both, you can award yourself the Virgin Islands National Park SOS Snorkeling Certificate!
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You could swim over to the Online Snorkel Trip: Fish & Turtles, or join us right now for the OST: Corals, Sponges & Creepy Crawlies. Heeeeeeeeere we go; onto Station A!
 

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Did You Know?

Spiny Sea Urchin in clear waters on a shallow reef.

The Spiny Sea Urchin has long spines that can readily penetrate the skin on the slightest touch, causing severe pain and possibly allergic reactions. Because the barbs cannot be completely removed, soaking affected areas in vinegar can speed up the in-body dissolving time, typically 3-4 weeks.