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Vancouver Aquarium Cetacean Research

Open Letter on Cetaceans from Dr. Terrie M. Williams

Below is a letter from Dr. Terrie M. Williams, Founder of Center for Ocean Health – Long Marine Lab. Dr. Williams outlines how research conducted at Vancouver Aquarium is helping to save animals in the wild and how this research could not be conducted without cetaceans in human care. You may support our marine mammal research and rescue efforts by sending a letter to our elected officials today.   July 13, 2014 Dear Committee Members, I am a biologist thatContinue Reading: Open Letter on Cetaceans from Dr. Terrie M. Williams

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The expanded Aquarium continues its green commitment, from its new district energy system loop to rainwater harvesting bins.

Our Big, Blue World Just Got Greener

The Vancouver Aquarium features aquatic life from all around the globe. Some of the animals require cooler temperatures, such as the Arctic char featured in the Canada’s Arctic gallery, whereas other animals need warmer temperatures, such as the hyacinth macawsContinue Reading: Our Big, Blue World Just Got Greener

Largescale foureyes, Vancouver Aquarium

Featured Animal: Largescale Foureyes

Swimming through the mangroves estuaries and lagoons of South America is a strange looking fish that can see both above and below the water at the same time. Luckily, you don’t have to travel all the way to South AmericaContinue Reading: Featured Animal: Largescale Foureyes

Cunningham Inlet, Arctic Research

Field Notes from Arctic Watch: Week 1

Vancouver Aquarium associate researcher Dr. Valeria Vergara is a behavioural ecologist now spending the summer in the Arctic. Based at Arctic Watch on Somerset Island, Dr. Vergara is using her knowledge about beluga calls, gained by studying beluga whales atContinue Reading: Field Notes from Arctic Watch: Week 1

Rescued Seal Pup, Vancouver Aquarium

Rescue of the Week: Oxygen from Mosquito Creek Marina  

This week’s rescue story is courtesy of Linda Aylesworth, a reporter for Global B.C. On the morning of July 15, Linda was alerted by her neighbour at the Mosquito Creek Marina in North Vancouver about a seal pup in distress.Continue Reading: Rescue of the Week: Oxygen from Mosquito Creek Marina