Deep Sea Diary Q & A

You ask, we answer! Welcome to Deep Sea Diary’s new monthly Q&A feature – a great way to connect with Aquarium experts as you fish for more information about all things Ripley’s.


James asked…

Q: How much food do you feed the animals at the Aquarium every week?

A: Each week, approximately 800 lbs. of restaurant-quality seafood is prepared and fed to the animals that call Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada home. About 60% of that is just for the sharks, rays and other fish in Dangerous Lagoon!


Geoff asked…

Q: How much water is at the Aquarium?

A: The total volume of water at the aquarium is about 5.2 million litres. That’s more than 25,000 bathtubs! Dangerous Lagoon is our largest exhibit and contains 2.9 million litres of water.


Rose asked…

Q: How often is the water at the Aquarium cleaned?

A: Collectively, we have 10 pumps that deliver water to all of our larger exhibits. In total, they pump over 68,000 litres of water per minute. This is approximately 98 million litres of water every day! The 2.9 million litres of water in Dangerous Lagoon, our largest exhibit, turns over in just 75 minutes.

On the last Thursday of each month, we feature commonly asked questions from our Aquarium guests and Deep Sea Diary readers.

Is there something you’ve always wanted to know about Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada? Email us at for your chance to be featured!

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