INTERTIDAL SAFARI

EDUCATION

Every year, in July, divers and interpreters gather on Shell Beach to collect intertidal species in Tumbo Channel and to allow the public to see and learn about them up close. The divers look for interesting animals and bring them to shore carefully and temporarily. The animals are handled gently and placed in tubs of aerated ocean water for about 2 hours before they are returned to where they were found. We always have highly knowledgeable divers and interpreters to answer all your intertidal questions. This event is held in cooperation with Parks Canada Day in mid-July. The Intertidal Safari originated in 2013 through a joint effort between Marine Life Sanctuaries Society (MLSS) and SIMRES. It continues to be organized each year by SIMRES. (due to COVID-19, the event was cancelled in 2020) See the Intertidal Safari video created by Roy Mulder. 

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