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We're celebrating our first Open Sunday at the Island Bay Bait House Aquarium December 12th 2021 since the change...

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1 Dec 2021

Today there were some special guests just outside our Island Bay Marine Education Centre. A family of up to 10 orca delighted onlookers when they...

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19 May 2017

This little girl Elephant Fish was born last month.   She hatched out of one of the eggs given to us by our friends at NIWA.  She's...

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19 May 2017

Our feature creature this month is the Pygmy Octopus (Octopus huttoni).   They're called "pygmy" because they only...

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6 Jun 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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6 Jun 2016

Thank you everyone who has visited our Centre over the last year.  The Centre will be closed from the 20th December to the 17th January 2016...

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18 Jan 2016

Finally, after almost a year, our first Carpet Shark egg has hatched this morning at our Island Bay Marine Education Centre.
We now have this...

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24 Dec 2015

If you haven't been to see our display at the Reading Cinema complex in Courtenay Central recently, you have to visit to see our fantastic new...

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10 Dec 2015

We were very lucky when one of our supporters brought us two Koura, or freshwater crayfish last week.  Koura are true crayfish that live only...

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19 Jun 2015

The most complete audit ever assembled of Antarctic sea life is to be published this week.

More than 9,000 species, from single-cell...

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17 Dec 2014