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Rescued seal Nadia Comaneci had some special escorts (Department of Fisheries and Oceans officers) on her long trek to her release near Prince Rupert, B.C. Rescued seal Nadia Comaneci had some special escorts (Department of Fisheries and Oceans officers) on her long trek to her release near Prince Rupert, B.C.

Rescued Seal Becomes Special Cargo

The journey from rescue to release has been a long one for Nadia Comaneci. The seal pup was found stranded near Prince Rupert last summer, and, at just over 5 kilograms, was one of the smallest of the 139 seal pups treated at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre last summer. It took seven months for Nadia to gain the weight necessary for release into the wild, and by then sheContinue Reading: Rescued Seal Becomes Special Cargo

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The realities of life in Arctic communities are often very different than "southerners" might imagine.

Shedding Light on Life in Northern Communities

I have never been to the Arctic, although growing up in Alberta it almost felt like it sometimes. Perhaps some of you have visited the North, or perhaps you’ve experienced Prairie winters or been to Iceland, as I have. PerhapsContinue Reading: Shedding Light on Life in Northern Communities

Aquarium biologist Chevonne looks on as Goeld's marmosets sit on a scale.

Behind the Scenes: Marmoset Weigh-in

One by one, they hop on and hop off the scale set by Aquarium biologist Chevonne Jackson. It’s marmoset weighing time. Chevonne weighs the Goeldi’s marmosets (Callimico goeldii) once a month for health reasons. “We closely monitor their weight, whichContinue Reading: Behind the Scenes: Marmoset Weigh-in

Avid traveller Amanda Weltman hopes to one day see polar bears and other Arctic animals on a trek to Canada's North.

Northern Spotlights Spurs Curiosity about Canada’s North

If you had told me when I started working at the Vancouver Aquarium that one day I would be a host of a YouTube show, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Fast forward two years and here I am, aContinue Reading: Northern Spotlights Spurs Curiosity about Canada’s North

Felisa Fullerton and son Max, 12, have discovered the fun of volunteering as a family. They even won a Vancouver Tourism Award!

Make Volunteering a Family Affair

Family Day is fast approaching and we have many fun activities in store to celebrate the day — but opportunities to explore marine science as a family last throughout the year. Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is excited to haveContinue Reading: Make Volunteering a Family Affair