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For the fifth year, the Vancouver Aquarium has successfully bred the endangered Oregon spotted frog. Depicted here is a froglet.

A Giant Leap Forward for Frog Conservation

It’s a giant leap forward for the Oregon spotted frogs, a critically endangered animal in British Columbia. For the fifth year in a row, the Vancouver Aquarium has successfully bred the Oregon spotted frog, whose populations are in peril along the Western coast of North America. This breeding development is great news, as this means that the tadpoles recently hatched at the Aquarium will be released into the wild tomorrow as part of our conservation effortsContinue Reading: A Giant Leap Forward for Frog Conservation

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Ben Lecomte will swim across the Pacific Ocean beginning late in 2014.

Diving into Marine Debris

Global adventurer and ocean advocate Ben Lecomte is the newest ambassador for Vancouver Aquarium and WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited. Lecomte is an open water swimmer who set a world record in 1998 as theContinue Reading: Diving into Marine Debris

Samantha explains the set up for Night at the Aquarium in the Pacific Canada Pavilion.

The Most Boring Job at the Aquarium?

After traversing the Aquarium hallways and interviewing a research diver, an Aquarium biologist and an Ocean Wise coordinator for our special Ask the Staff blog series, I find Samantha Hui, an events coordinator, sitting at a computer in her office.Continue Reading: The Most Boring Job at the Aquarium?

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 discardedContinue Reading: Sea Lion Rescues Rely on Aquarium Research and Experience

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