We had a wonderful 4-day trip to Ucluelet, BC - it was mostly sunny and very warm, but we did get snow on the first morning. The top row shows the scene from our room on March 6th. at 4:47 pm. The second row shows the same scene on March 7th. at 9:15 am.with a light dusting of snow.
Canada’s first catch-and-release aquarium. Raising awareness about local biodiversity and promoting respect for the ocean environment.
I had a great time at the Ucluelet Aquarium and had the opportunity to visit there on two different days. On day 1 I took a lot of videos and the second day I spent a lot of time sketching and taking photos. I love it there. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable. The first four images are of Hilde - a Giant Pacific Octopus. The Aquarium writes: “The Giant Pacific Octopus is an incredibly dedicated ocean mother. After laying 18,000 to 75,000 eggs a female GPO will spend roughly 7 months continually caring for them in her den. The protection and care is so intensive that GPO mothers’ often forgo food for the entire period. By the end of the 7 months, when the eggs begin to hatch, the female will usually die. The average GPO lifespan is 3 years for females, 5 years for males. Hilde will be returned to the wild in June so that she can hopefully have tiny octopus babies of her own some day.”