Monthly Archives: January 2010

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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Small but Mighty . . . Microbes

Water is essential for life so is one of the important clues when searching for life on any planet. Except for heavily processed drinking water, you can find signs of life in nearly every drop of water on Earth; diatoms, … Continue reading

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Canada’s Waterscapes – A Traveling Exhibit

“Canada’s Waterscapes” is the name of the traveling water exhibit that was on display at the museum until this past weekend.  This exhibit is a branch of The Water Project which includes new school programming from the Education and Research … Continue reading

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The Education Department helps out with The Water Project

The new permanent Water gallery is just one part of a larger water project at the museum.  The Education department is participating by developing new programming and collaborating with teachers across the country to create new learning resources.   “Water in … Continue reading

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Lunch Time in the freshwater aquarium!

Now that a variety of fish are calling the fresh water tank home, the next step is working out the feeding procedures to suit all the different breeds.  With the aquarium being divided into two sides, one side containing larger … 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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