In the near future, Aqua Marsden, a med school dropout with a fascination for marine biology, is learning how to exist in a city devastated by the effects of bleed—a deadly blue organic substance that suffocates and kills everyone in its reach. When a bad outbreak of the bleed causes Aqua to lose contact with everyone, she must hunt for safety with her new friend, Mark. Out of options, they must discover how to breathe toxic air and find Aquaria, a large marine research facility hidden under the city that could hold the key to humanity’s survival. Aqua may have given up saving humanity through medicine, but perhaps she can discover the cure for bleed and save Aquaria.
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I’ve used the Vancouver Aquarium as one of the locations for my novel, entitled Aqua Marine—Book One of the Aquaria Chronicles. There might also be a fictitious Aquaria located in the City of New Westminster, but first, Aqua and Mark must get through the bleed—a noxious powdery blue substance that rains down on the city and kills everyone in its path.
Please enjoy my slideshow of some of the sea creatures living at the Vancouver Aquarium. These photos were taken over the past five years or so.
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