Aquarium

Plastic bottles collected during the cleanup and brand audit at Kits Beach on Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, B.C., on Sept. 21, 2019. (Greenpeace)

Alberni Aquarium holds shoreline cleanup June 12

Track your trash and win a prize

 

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

 

The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea made news earlier by naming its new octopus Henry in honour of provincial health office Dr. Bonnie Henry. The animal is scheduled to leave Dec. 15. (Photo by Bob Orchard/Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea)

Vancouver Island aquarium frees octopus named after Dr. Bonnie Henry

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea will release the animal Dec. 15

 

Donut the turtle is one of the many residents at the Alberni Aquarium and Stewardship Centre at Harbour Quay. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

The Alberni Aquarium will re-open June 22

The new volunteer board is looking at fundraising ideas to keep the 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 aquarium to get reprieve

City of Port Alberni gifts three months’ rent 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
This skeleton of a killer whale was one of the past displays at the Alberni Aquarium. (NEWS FILE PHOTO)

EDITORIAL: Alberni’s aquarium worth saving

The facility centres on different ecosystems found around the Alberni Harbour

This skeleton of a killer whale was one of the past displays at the Alberni Aquarium. (NEWS FILE 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)