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Lingcod Egg Mass Survey at Vancouver Aquarium

22nd Annual Lingcod Egg Mass Survey

In 1994, the Marine Life Sanctuaries Society created a project to involve the sport diving community in assisting with the collection of data on lingcod populations. At the time the commercial lingcod fishery in the Strait of Georgia had recently been closed, and the sport fishery was restricted by new size limits and annual bag limits. Even still, the lingcod population is only at three to five percent of what it was a century ago.Continue Reading: 22nd Annual Lingcod Egg Mass Survey

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Sea lion disentanglement project at Vancouver Aquarium

Sea Lion Rescue Extends to At-Risk Stellers

Steller sea lions, once a common sight along the coast of B.C., have seen their populations decline by as much as 75 per cent since 1980. They’re now considered a species of special concern under the Species at Risk Act, which makesContinue Reading: Sea Lion Rescue Extends to At-Risk Stellers

My Plastic Free Year

Three Steps to Living a Plastic Free Life

This January I took on a personal challenge to live a plastic free year. No straws, no plastic wrapped cheese, no shampoo bottles. Nothing. A few years ago I had a drawer full of plastic-bottled hair products and was addictedContinue Reading: Three Steps to Living a Plastic Free Life

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Donations Come From All Ages for Wally

Philanthropy can never start too early. That’s the message that one of our youngest donors, Ben Thibault, age eight, has inspired here at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. It was on one of Ben’s regular visits to the AquariumContinue Reading: Donations Come From All Ages for Wally

Killer Whale Vancouver Aquarium Photograph

Top Sightings Stories of 2014

From bubblenet feeding, to the return of Cassiopeia, here are a few of the top sighting stories from the Vancouver Aquarium B.C. Cetacean Sighting Networks’s (Sightings Network) past year. Life and Loss for Killer Whales In 2014, two new calves wereContinue Reading: Top Sightings Stories of 2014