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The dwarf cuttlefish's skin shimmers and changes colour because of millions of specialized cells.

Costumes – Not Just for Halloween

Halloween is a great excuse to throw on a costume and pretend to be someone or something else for just one night. Marine animals can “wear costumes” too, but it’s not for fun – it’s for survival. Camouflage allows animals to blend in with their surroundings, so they can hide from predators or hide from prey before they ambush them. These are just some of the Aquarium animals that “dress up”: Graceful decorator crab (OregoniaContinue Reading: Costumes – Not Just for Halloween

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Vancouver Aquarium Halloween Family Programming

Halloween Family Fun at the Vancouver Aquarium

Looking for Halloween plans for your family without a sugar rush? Join us from October 30 through to November 2 for fun, family-friendly Halloween programming and activities for kids and adults of all ages. From the tropics through the Pacific,Continue Reading: Halloween Family Fun at the Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium message in a bottle.

Message in a Bottle – Connected and Reunited

On July 12, 2014, a day that started out as a normal workday, my concept of the term “connected” changed forever. The day started out like any other on the Vancouver Aquarium research boat: wake up, tend to the chores,Continue Reading: Message in a Bottle – Connected and Reunited

Vancouver Aquarium fundraising gala

Record Breaking Funds Raised at Annual Toast to the Coast Gala

It was another record-breaking year for Vancouver Aquarium’s Toast to the Coast, presented by CIBC, fundraising event where 650 guests came together to raise more than $145,000 for aquatic conservation, research and education programs, such as the award-winning, nationwide Ocean Wise™Continue Reading: Record Breaking Funds Raised at Annual Toast to the Coast Gala

Athena (in the water at right) uses a ladder to get in and out of the piranha exhibit. It's not usually in there.

Swimming with Piranhas

It’s no coincidence that every time I go to talk with Athena Csuzdi she’s busily scrubbing down an Aquarium exhibit. After all, as the Aquarium biologist responsible for the care of the tropical freshwater animals, it’s her job to ensureContinue Reading: Swimming with Piranhas