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    Tuesday, August 16, 2022

    Getting close to nature

    Luke Ratches, 18, left, and Jessie Smith, 18, right, of Manchester, explore the marine life at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Before stumbling upon Hermit crabs the two found shrimp and snails on their expedition. Smith suggested the two visit Rocky Neck, as they both like exploring nature. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    A Hermit crab moves in the sand towards the water on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Aisha Cruz, 25, of Holyoke, Mass. left and Thalia Burgos, 23, of Springfield, Mass., right, look for crabs at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Throughout their search Cruz and Burgos complied a collection of multi-colored rocks and shells they found. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)
    Jessie Smith, 18, of Manchester, picks up a hermit crab as she explores the different marine life at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (Daniel Passapera/Special to The Day)

    Visitors to Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme searched for marine life along the shoreline Thursday.

    Among those were Luke Ratches, 18, and Jessie Smith, 18, of Manchester, also explored the marine life. Before stumbling upon Hermit crabs the two found shrimp and snails on their expedition. Smith suggested the two visit Rocky Neck, as they both like exploring nature.

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