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Green Christmas tips from the Vancouver Aquarium

Ten Ways to Keep Your Holidays Green

With the holiday season well underway, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and find yourself buried under excess waste, packaging and plastic. Here are 10 tips on keeping your holidays green and our shorelines clean without losing your holiday cheer: Reduce or Eliminate Wrapping Paper: One of the biggest sources of waste from the holiday season is wrapping paper. Reduce your consumption of gift wrap by choosing reusable gift bags,Continue Reading: Ten Ways to Keep Your Holidays Green

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Killer Whale Photo Vancouver Aquarium

Killer Whale Necropsy Contributes to Scientific Community

Shortly after learning on Dec. 4 that a deceased killer whale had washed up on the shores of Bates Beach on Vancouver Island, the office phone rang. It was Dr. Stephen Raverty with the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture inviting me toContinue Reading: Killer Whale Necropsy Contributes to Scientific Community

Cleaning up shorelines with the Vancouver Aquarium

Contest Winner Diverts Nearly 2,000 Cigarette Butts from Landfill

Cigarette butts are the most commonly found item on shoreline cleanups across Canada. In 2013 alone, over 300,000 were collected on shoreline cleanups from coast to coast. Rather than send them all off to landfill after they’ve been collected, TerraCycle,Continue Reading: Contest Winner Diverts Nearly 2,000 Cigarette Butts from Landfill

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Ocean Wise Partners Shine at 2014 Pinnacle Awards

The gloomy weather did not dampen the spirits of those gathered at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York on Friday, Dec. 5 where the food service and hospitality industry’s best and brightest gathered to celebrate each other’s achievements over the course of theContinue Reading: Ocean Wise Partners Shine at 2014 Pinnacle Awards

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iButton Toiling Away at Ocean Bottom

You’ve heard of the iPhone and the iPod, but what about the iButton? It’s a data recorder that looks like a watch battery, and there’s one collecting temperature data on the seafloor of Howe Sound right at this moment. TheContinue Reading: iButton Toiling Away at Ocean Bottom