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Ocean Wise spot prawns Fishermen work with scientists, divers and researchers to keep spot prawns sustainable.

Keeping Spot Prawns Sustainable

Spot prawn season is back again for 2015. Over the next few weeks, this sustainable seafood option is available direct from local fisherman and retailers, and is making its way on to seasonal menus at restaurants across the lower mainland. The season kicked off at the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf with the 9th annual Spot Prawn Festival on Sunday May 17. Several thousand people were in attendance to celebrate local fishers and enjoy this sustainableContinue Reading: Keeping Spot Prawns Sustainable

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Vancouver Aquarium ground breaking dolphin surgery.

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Hana Recovering From Life-Saving Surgery

Late last night, Hana, one of two Pacific white-sided dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, received unprecedented surgical treatment for an often fatal gastric condition. A team of the world’s best veterinarians, including a leading surgeon, anesthetist andContinue Reading: Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Hana Recovering From Life-Saving Surgery

AquaCamp Programs at the ancouver Aquarium

An Insider’s Look at the Youth Environmental Leadership Program

The Youth Environmental Leadership Program is now in its second year at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, working to inspire adolescents ages 13 to 16 on the aquatic world around them. Rather than us tell you how great thisContinue Reading: An Insider’s Look at the Youth Environmental Leadership Program

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Butt Blitz

Giving New Life to Shoreline Litter

From plastic bottles to aluminum cans, food wrappers to plastic cutlery and the occasional pair of false teeth, we find a little bit of everything on shorelines across Canada. One important fact, however, remains the same. Year after year theContinue Reading: Giving New Life to Shoreline Litter

Coastal Ocean Research Institute

The Sinking of the HMCS Annapolis

On April 4, 2015, the HMCS Annapolis was sunk in the waters of Howe Sound, off Gambier Island northwest of Vancouver. The former navy destroyer was decommissioned and now will have new life, acting as an artificial reef for marineContinue Reading: The Sinking of the HMCS Annapolis