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Dr. Martin Haulena and team on a boat to rescue disentangled sea lions in Fanny Bay, with an apparatus to dart them in order to successfully remove the debris. Photo credit: Wendy Szaniszlo.

Sea Lion Rescues Rely on Aquarium Research and Experience

Marine biologists working on British Columbia’s west coast have known for years that there is a difficult issue with sea lions and debris. It’s estimated that there are as many as 400 sea lions that have become ensnared in discarded rope, nets, packing straps and wire, and as they grow bigger, the material begins to cut into them, causing discomfort and sometimes serious injuries. It’s no easy feat to remove the debris and to treatContinue Reading: Sea Lion Rescues Rely on Aquarium Research and Experience

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Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise program welcomes Milestones Grill + Bar as new national partner. Photo credit: Milestones Grill + Bar.

Ocean Wise Welcomes Milestones as National Partner

It’s always a good thing when Canadians have more opportunities to choose ocean-friendly seafood options, which is why Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program is glad to welcome Milestones Grill + Bar restaurants as a new national partner in seafood conservation.Continue Reading: Ocean Wise Welcomes Milestones as National Partner

The silent auction at Wine for Waves will feature unique Naramata Bench wine packages and experiences.

Wine for Waves – Exclusive Naramata Bench Experiences

If you’re a wine or seafood lover, mark your calendars – only a few weeks left to get your tickets to Wine for Waves, THE spring wine release event of the year. Presented by the Vancouver Aquarium and Naramata BenchContinue Reading: Wine for Waves – Exclusive Naramata Bench Experiences

Gwaii Haanas especially comes to life in the springtime. Photo credit: Stef Olcen.

Springtime in Gwaii Haanas

When humpback whales are sighted in Gwaii Haanas, you know it’s really spring. Both gray and humpback whale spring migration routes pass through the waters of Haida Gwaii on British Columbia’s north coast, on the way to summer feeding groundsContinue Reading: Springtime in Gwaii Haanas

Athena scrubs the acrylic pane from the inside of the freshwater stingray exhibit in the Amazon gallery.

A Hollywood Ending for an Aquarium Biologist

Like an ingénue dreaming of her big break in showbiz and pulling up beneath the “Hollywood” sign after days on the road, Athena Csuzdi also drove to an unfamiliar place – except in her case, the long journey ended inContinue Reading: A Hollywood Ending for an Aquarium Biologist