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

 

Lloyd, the new female Giant Pacific octopus at Sidney’s Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea, is named after the late Peter Lloyd, a founding member of the centre and chair of its board from 2006 to 2013. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

New octopus honours founding member, board chair of Sidney aquarium

Lloyd, a female, pays tribute to Peter Lloyd, a founder of the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

 

Shells eventually break down into calcium, which is taken up by shell-making creatures and turned into new shells. 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

Shells eventually break down into calcium, which is taken up by shell-making creatures and turned into new shells. 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)

Port Alberni 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)
From left, Aquarium Interpreters Jessica Holden, Brianna Marcoux and Anna Nickoloff post for a photo at the Discovery Passage Aquarium on July 22, 2020. They offer knowledge on the many species in the current collection at the catch-and-release aquarium in Campbell River. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror

Rediscovering the Discovery Passage Aquarium

‘Ringo’ or ‘Ripple’: Staff request community’s help in naming new giant Pacific Octopus

From left, Aquarium Interpreters Jessica Holden, Brianna Marcoux and Anna Nickoloff post for a photo at the Discovery Passage Aquarium on July 22, 2020. They offer knowledge on the many species in the current collection at the catch-and-release aquarium in Campbell River. Photo by Marissa Tiel – Campbell River Mirror
Donut the turtle is one of the many residents at the Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre at Harbour Quay. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Vancouver Island aquariums reopening this week

The new volunteer board is looking at fundraising ideas to keep Alberni facility open

Donut the turtle is one of the many residents at the Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre at Harbour Quay. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Sisters Julie and Farley Brack, both junior scientists with the Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre, feed Simone the wolf eel and other fish in her tank during one of their volunteer sessions in February 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Alberni Aquarium unveils business plan to keep afloat

New board asks City of Port Alberni for rent relief to get through COVID-19 shutdown

Sisters Julie and Farley Brack, both junior scientists with the Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre, feed Simone the wolf eel and other fish in her tank during one of their volunteer sessions in February 2020. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Ryder McVey of Port Alberni pokes his head into the bubble at the bottom of a fish tank during a visit to the Alberni Aquarium with his grandmother on Family Day in 2018. DELANEY DAVIS PHOTO

Port Alberni’s embattled aquarium to get reprieve

City of Port Alberni waives the rent for three months to help volunteers re-group

Ryder McVey of Port Alberni pokes his head into the bubble at the bottom of a fish tank during a visit to the Alberni Aquarium with his grandmother on Family Day in 2018. DELANEY DAVIS PHOTO
Simone the wolf eel waits for a lunchtime snack at the Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Center at Harbour Quay. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni’s aquarium and marine stewardship centre in danger of closing

Staff and supporters launching a fundraising campaign

Simone the wolf eel waits for a lunchtime snack at the Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Center at Harbour Quay. (SUSAN QUINN / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)