It was my 6th grade field trip and we went to the University of Miami's Science Lab. I was very excited not only to be going on a field trip with my teacher Ms. Sacowitz, but to go in the ocean looking for sea animals. It was then when I really started to appreciate nature. So we were sent in groups into the water with a net to observe sealife and we were told not to kill anything even by accident! And the funniest thing was, here all along I had gone fishing all my life since I was 5 and told not to kill anything. Well of course I wasn't going to!!! So we scraped the bottoms and dug up the sand and then we swooped our nets around the water and bingo....I caught something! I couldn't believe my eyes!!! It was a seahorse (in the flesh)! I was so excited to see a real live seahorse in the ocean I yelled near and far to my teacher who couldn't hear me, but I had to let it go. But for that 30 seconds I was intoxicated with the ocean, with that seahorse that appeared in front of my eyes. Something people never get a chance to see in the wild, and I had that chance, brilliantly under the sunshine on that Miami day. I will never forget it as long as I live and when I think back to that day, I truly believe that it was my teacher who inspired me to save the sea. Otherwise I would have forgotten about it and would have never made a seahorse plush.