Photos from the First Animal Release at Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre

The Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre is a unique, community-based collect and release aquarium. We collect animals locally from the surrounding marine waters of the Sunshine Coast and bring them into the Centre for temporary residency. We do this in order to allow visitors and locals alike to be introduced to our incredible local marine life, to learn about them and their unique adaptations, and in turn to care about them. 

The week of October 15, 2018, the Center had its first animal release. The public was invited to participate in sending the animals back to their natural habitats. Here are a few photos from our very first Release Day presented in partnership with BC Ferries' SeaForward program.