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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Cigarette Butts are still the #1 item collected from shorelines across Canada.

Canada Needs to Butt Out

Oh, Canada. The true north strong and free is not free from cigarette butts, it seems. Every year, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup — a conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and WWF-Canada, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited — participates in a global shoreline cleanup called the International Coastal Cleanup. Last week, data about participating countries and their clean-up efforts was released. Canada ranked third, after the U.S. and the Philippines. We beatContinue Reading: Canada Needs to Butt Out

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup volunteers

Spotlight on Site Coordinators

Last year over 54,000 volunteers participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited. These cleanups could not happen without the dedicated site coordinators who lead and organize each event. Site coordinators organize cleanups big and smallContinue Reading: Spotlight on Site Coordinators

Chester, a false killer whale, was rescued last July near Tofino.

Vancouver Aquarium to Provide Long-Term Care to False Killer Whale Chester

Last July, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre team rescued a baby false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) found stranded and in distress on Chesterman Beach in Tofino. Since his rescue and successful rehabilitation, the false killer whale has beenContinue Reading: Vancouver Aquarium to Provide Long-Term Care to False Killer Whale Chester

Hana was cared for by top animal care specialists for the past 10 years since her rescue and rehabilitation.

Staff and Volunteers Deeply Saddened by Loss of Hana

A dolphin that inspired and educated more than 10 million visitors, students and scientists at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre passed away Sunday evening. Hana, an adult, female Pacific white-sided dolphin succumbed after a week-long fight with gastrointestinal distensionContinue Reading: Staff and Volunteers Deeply Saddened by Loss of Hana

Ocean Wise spot prawns

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.Continue Reading: Keeping Spot Prawns Sustainable