Tag Archives: Aquarium

Who Glows There?

From Japan to Ottawa via California: Our new live specimens have come a long way to get to the museum! Angela Desjardins presents the Splitfin Flashlightfish that you can see in the exhibition Creatures of Light as of May 3, 2014. Continue reading

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A Christmas Surprise for Our Pacific Aquarium

The addition of new animals to a museum aquarium led to several astonishing scenes. Sarah McPherson and museum visitors were lucky enough to witness these uncommon events. Continue reading

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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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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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Installation Begins!

The installation of the permanent water exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature has begun! At this point the exhibit space is pretty bare bones, with only the floor installed and most of the supports put in place for the … Continue reading

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Surging ahead

The new water gallery will of course include aquariums with live animals! If you’ve ever kept a pet goldfish you might think this is easy but housing aquatic species is not as simple as you might think. I learned this … Continue reading

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