Category Archives: Water

Pacific Aquarium Moves In

One of the live specimen components of the new water gallery is the Pacific Aquarium.  It will be located right at the entrance to the new gallery, and those of you who have visited the museum in the past few … Continue reading

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Moving along…

This week in the water gallery, staff continues to work on multiple projects at once. The exhibit space is divided in two sections:  the wing area by the entrance to the exhibit which will be dedicated entirely to the subject … Continue reading

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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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Tallulah is here, what’s next?

Since Tallulah is the largest component in the new water gallery it was important to get her into place first, and then move on to installing all the other sections of the exhibit around her. Although she was the largest … Continue reading

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Awe Inspiring

Following thousands of hours of labour, design and toil…Tallulah is complete. And she is MAGNIFICENT!)

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Surprise!Surprise!

The animal care technician had a wonderful surprise recently! While caring for our friends in the freshwater aquarium, she found eggs on the predatory side of the tank (see previous posts about how the freshwater tank is divided). Further great … Continue reading

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Assembling the whale puzzle begins!

Now that all of Tallulah’s parts have been safely moved into the Water Gallery, it’s time to start setting her up!  The first stages have gone relatively smoothly, just a few little technical difficulties with some of the equipment, but … Continue reading

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Allow me to introduce…

The Pacific Aquarium will be a prominent feature of the Water Gallery–the first thing visitors will see upon entering the gallery.  CMN’s exhibition technicians have been caring for and grooming the amazing and beautiful creatures for years, while the gallery … Continue reading

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Captured Fugitive Returned

You may remember this juvenile Largemouth Bass from an earlier post…he had been found on the “small game” side of the freshwater aquarium, eating the bait fish (in this case an Emerald Shiner). You see, in order to demonstrate a … Continue reading

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Do you smell something?

It’s no secret that Tallulah has a bit of a body odour problem. Despite multiple treatments to try and prevent this from happening, Tallulah’s bones continue to leak oil because of the high amount of fat concentration found in whales. … Continue reading

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