Pop-up aquarium in Prince Rupert a chance to connect with local ecosystems this summer

A temporary aquarium now open in an empty cruise ship terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C., is providing people with the opportunity to learn about local ecosystems and marine life this summer.

Located in Cow Bay at the Northland Terminal, the pop-up exhibition is the brain child of the North Coast Ecology Society. It features multiple saltwater tanks, animal skulls, and marine invertebrates such as starfish, anemones, urchins and sea cucumbers.

“It’s looking really good [and] much more colourful then I think people would imagine,” said Caitlin Birdsall, the chair of the non-profit society.

She said the society, which is made up primarily of enthusiastic locals with biology backgrounds, is hoping to eventually set

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