While working on the first book, “Two sides of the Boat Channel,” in the HTH San Diego Bay Study we discussed ways to sample plankton in the Bay while being on shore with a class. Student Blake English (HTH ’06) took on this challenge and made our first remote controlled plankton collector. He later designed a beautiful computer simulation of fish schooling behavior and the effect of sharks on schooling activity of fish. Then came the incredible toy the Air Swimmer — invented by Blake. Congratulations Blake. It looks like this could be the hit of the Holiday toy madness. The Air Swimmer includes a shark and a clownfish.