Every year in spring the crew of the Ucluelet Aquarium on Vancouver Island packs containers and buckets and heads out to the small bays around the little village on the west coast of the island to go netting in the shallow waters.
The whole crew lines up in the fresh water of the bay and pulls a long net along the sea bottom hoping to catch all sorts of sea animals.
They take out urchins, sea pens, all sorts of fish and crustaceans for display in their small aquarium on the waterfront of Ucluelet. There the animals are on display all summer.
At the end of the season, however, they are all released out into the wild again. A truly sustainable way of showing local sea life to the visitors from all over the world.
Anybody who wants to watch the interesting event in spring should head out to Ucluelet for the annual Grey Whale Festival which takes place at the end of March or beginning of April in Tofino and Ucluelet on Vancouver Islands West Coast.
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