More than 100 families came out to help Campbell River’s Discovery Passage Aquarium release its animals back into the ocean for the winter on Saturday.
The aquarium, located on northern Vancouver Island, is a catch-and-release aquarium, which allows the animals in captivity to continue benefiting the ecosystem throughout the rest of the year.
Each spring, aquarium staff gather animals from as far north as Sayward, and as far south as Courtenay. The animals are on display throughout the summer, and are then released each fall with the help of Campbell River families.
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