Canada

Blue World Aquariums In Victoria BC Celebrates One Year Anniversary

We stopped by Blue World Aquariums in Victoria British Columbia this weekend to check out some of their new arrivals. This local fish store is a fairly small reef aquarium shop, however they offer a wide selection of healthy sps…

Scientists Discover ‘Coraltropolis’ In The Cold Waters of British Columbia

Explorer Seamount, British Columbia 900m (3000ft) below the surface, on the side of an underwater volcano, may not be the first place you’d expect to find a dense community of corals. Yet on a recent expedition, scientists were awestruck by…

Canada Protects Rare Glass Sponge Reef
Glass Sponge Reef Last month the Canadian government declared the Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound a Marine Protected Area (MPA). The area is recognized as an important and exceptional marine habitat as the reefs are made up of large colonies…
Reef Raft’s 15 year old Rhodactis is more bubbly than a Bounce Shroom

Bounce Shrooms have been rising in popularity over the last few years, kicking off a full-blown craze for any kind of shrooms or corallimorphs like it. There’s no doubt that the capitol-B Bounce Shroom is the Rhodactis that started it it all,…

WATCH this Humpback whale surprise a kayaker in Canada

Residence of British Columbia, Canada have been documenting their up-close encounters with Humpback whales in Vancouver’s English Bay. The whales are migrating from winter destinations like Hawaii, or tropical water’s further south in Mexico and Central America to the rich waters off…

Vancouver Aquarium 1, PETA 0: Canadian court hands first win to aquarium

You recall the folks at PETA, the ones that funded the controversial shcokumentary Blackfish, well they were at it again recently, this time setting their sights on the Vancouver Aquarium. After seeing the film, the aquarium filed a lawsuit against the filmmaker over the…

Take a peek into the lives of Jellyfish with the Vancouver Aquarium Live Jelly Cam

We recently got our hand on the new Cubic Aquarium jellyfish tank and ever since have been obsessed with these jelly bellied little creatures. Growing up, the Vancouver Aquarium was one of my favorite weekend spots, I spent hours at…

Deep sea exploration of the Canadian northeast Pacific Ocean

Ocean Network Canada (ONC) in Partnership with the exploration vessel Nautilus, research vessel Thomas G. Thompson, and the University of Victoria have launched a three week long expedition in the Canadian northeast Pacific Ocean. As part of the expedition the E/V…

Canadians warned not to flush ‘invasive’ goldfish

Tell your neighbor not to flush that darn goldfish. As aquarists we need to do our job to help educate people about our hobby and as this report from Alberta, Canada shows, flushing a goldfish down the toilet has dire…

Peter’s Reef is a 1350 gallon Canadian coral aquarium

This 1350 gallon reef aquarium owned by Peter Hyne is a beautiful system and well designed jumbo reef aquarium. Calling the system the “tank of the four masters” is a bit presumptuous, but in the end it doesn’t really matter.…