Aquarium

Midnight the octopus was ready to head back to the sea. Ronan O’Doherty/ Campbell River Mirror

VIDEO: Campbell River aquarium releases Midnight on World Octopus Day

Divers carefully placed tentacled creature in new den off Tyee Spit

 

Olivia (left) and Lori Zacharias release some sea stars into the harbour. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Discovery Passage Aquarium ends season with annual Release Day Party

Animals were released back into the ocean by seasons pass holders

 

An annual survey is held at Willow Point Reef to document sea stars and check them for signs of sea star wasting syndrome. Photo courtesy Discovery Passage Aquarium.

Discovery Aquarium holding annual sea star survey this weekend

Surveys held each year to document signs of sea star wasting disease to better understand disease

 

The Discovery Passage Aquarium is asking people to bring in their seashell collections to be returned to the ocean and provide habitat for ocean creatures. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Discovery Passage Aquarium wants your seashells

Shells will be re-placed into ocean for other creatures to use

The Discovery Passage Aquarium is asking people to bring in their seashell collections to be returned to the ocean and provide habitat for ocean creatures. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Amira Strain, the new manager of the Alberni Aquarium, kneels beside the aquarium’s salmon tank. The aquarium is currently holding a contest to name the salmon. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Vancouver Island aquarium struggles to stay afloat

Shift in leadership occurred just before pandemic hit

Amira Strain, the new manager of the Alberni Aquarium, kneels beside the aquarium’s salmon tank. The aquarium is currently holding a contest to name the salmon. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea made news earlier by naming its new octopus Henry in honour of provincial health office Dr. Bonnie Henry. The animal is scheduled to leave Dec. 15. (Photo by Bob Orchard/Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)

Vancouver Island aquarium frees octopus named after Dr. Bonnie Henry

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea will release the animal Dec. 15

The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea made news earlier by naming its new octopus Henry in honour of provincial health office Dr. Bonnie Henry. The animal is scheduled to leave Dec. 15. (Photo by Bob Orchard/Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)

Discovery Passage Aquarium now open into some weekday evenings

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