Intertidal Safari

Saturna Island, BC

Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:30PM

Shell Beach, East Point
12:30PM Beach Walk with Nicole Cann
1:00PM Sea Animal Tanks open for Observation
free event, in cooperation with Parks Canada Day

sea cucumber underwater photo

photo from SIMRES underwater camera, Boundary Pass

sponsors for the event are MLSS, BC Ferries, CRD, and Saturna Island Parks and Recreation Commission

Marine Life Sanctuaries Society

Explore the beautiful, bizarre world of intertidal creatures of our shoreline by observing them up close. MLSS divers will collect them from the ocean and place them into tanks for your observation while interpreters tell us about the lives of these animals. We never know what the divers will nd, there are always some wonderful surprises!

At 12:30 pm, Nicole Cann, former head of interpretive services at the Vancouver Aquarium, will lead a walking tour on the East Point shoreline, starting at the SIMRES Research Station and ending at Shell Beach. The beach tanks will be ready for observation at 1:00.

Join us for an open house at the SIMRES Research Station at East Point. You’ll nd a sea creature cartoon exhibit by Dr. Lauren McWhinnie, UVic NEMES Project.

The event is organized in cooperation with Parks Canada Day with many events in the Park, including free ice cream, face painting, FAB exhibits, Athena’s Orca News and, always the chance of seeing orcas or humpbacks.

Check out the video from last year's Intertidal Safari!

SEATALKS | Saturna Environmental Awareness Talks presented by Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society | SIMRES