Author Archives: Katie Compton

A leak-proof place in the (artificial) sun

The turtles’ new habitat is finished and has been up and running for a few days, and it’s looking great. Custom built by the Animal Care staff, the habitat had to be water-tested to ensure that it has no leaks … Continue reading

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Under Construction…

The new tank for the freshwater fish is in place, but the turtle tank is still under construction behind the scenes. Whereas the fish tank arrived at the museum pretty much ready to be filled with water, the staff members … Continue reading

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Wild colours in a cool habitat

We tend to associate exotic underwater species with warm climates. But you don’t have to go snorkeling in the Caribbean to see some gorgeous, brightly coloured sea creatures. The cool waters off the coast of British Columbia are home to … Continue reading

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Bath time!

Recently, I had the chance to observe as Stacey Tidman in the Animal Care Facility vacuumed, sorted and scrubbed the Pacific tank. The process starts with emptying some of the dirty water from the tank. The Pacific Habitat is a … Continue reading

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Getting along with new roommates can be a challenge…Part 2

Last week we met the spotted turtles that will soon be calling the water exhibit home. Now it’s time to meet the freshwater fish and the Pacific habitat fish… The residents of the freshwater river habitat have presented a bit … Continue reading

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Getting along with new roommates can be a challenge…Part 1

As Museum staff members are busy preparing the new aquarium, the exhibit’s new inhabitants are getting ready for their big debut. The Museum’s water exhibit will feature three live habitats: a turtle habitat, a freshwater river habitat and a Pacific … Continue reading

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