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Killer whales off the coast of Vancouver

Getting the Killer Whale Call

On March 12, 2015, Tessa Danelesko, coordinator of the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network, and Bailey Eagan, research analyst with the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Research Program, set off to find killer whales in Burrard Inlet. They had received word of a rare event: whales very close to the city of Vancouver. They set off to find the group and collect valuable photographic data that could help identify who these whales were and the reason behindContinue Reading: Getting the Killer Whale Call

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Getting More Kids into Science with Help from Our Friends

Education is one of the founding pillars the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre relies upon to achieve our mission as a non-profit society dedicated to conserving aquatic life. We are also driven by our commitment to deliver on our promiseContinue Reading: Getting More Kids into Science with Help from Our Friends

California sea lion pup

Aquarium Animal Care Specialists Head to California to Help With Sea Lion Crisis

Since January more than 1,800 sick and starving sea lion pups have washed up on Southern California’s coast. With five times more patients than 2013, the worst season in recent memory, animal care experts from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine ScienceContinue Reading: Aquarium Animal Care Specialists Head to California to Help With Sea Lion Crisis

Shannon prepares to move the kelp perch back to their usual aquarium.

Sea Lice, Bon Appétit!

Shannon prepares to move the kelp perch back to their usual aquarium in the Fish Lab. How do you remove sea lice from farm-raised salmon? Get other fish to eat them. Dr. Shannon Balfry, who leads on fish propogation research atContinue Reading: Sea Lice, Bon Appétit!

Barnacles

On Sustainability, Gooseneck Barnacles and Mickey Mouse

Barnacles are making their way into the mainstream. Photo credit: Ha’oom Wild Seafood.  The first time I tried gooseneck barnacles they struck me as the illegitimate love child of calamari, oysters, and those Gushers fruit snacks every kid in the ’90sContinue Reading: On Sustainability, Gooseneck Barnacles and Mickey Mouse