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Wolf eel at the Vancouver Aquarium Is it an eel, a fish or something else?

Eel or Just an Imposter?

“Sea serpents” aren’t just the stuff of legend – in fact; they’re not even particularly uncommon. Evolving a long, snake-like body is a popular strategy among many aquatic animals. Although the Vancouver Aquarium isn’t home to any true sea snakes (scaly reptiles that spend time in saltwater but breathe air), lots of snake-like fishes can be found slithering in our galleries. A snake-like body is the perfect shape for hiding in caves and ambushing predators,Continue Reading: Eel or Just an Imposter?

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One Ocean

A Trip Like No Other

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel to some of the most remote places on earth? What if some of those places were in your own backyard? For many years, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science CentreContinue Reading: A Trip Like No Other

Cetacean research at Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium Supports Study on Cetaceans in Professional Care

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre applauds Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) for its leadership in establishing an extensive national study of cetaceans in professional care, which will begin this fall. The in-depth study of cetaceans in human care willContinue Reading: Vancouver Aquarium Supports Study on Cetaceans in Professional Care

Sharks at Vancouver Aquarium

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sharks

As one of the ocean’s top predators, sharks have been feared by fishermen and beach-goers for centuries. While shark attacks often make headlines around the globe, there is more than meets the eye to this widely diverse and often misunderstoodContinue Reading: 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Sharks

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Site Coordinators

Spotlight on Site Coordinators: Rose and Paul

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, could not happen without the dedicated site coordinators who lead and organize each event across Canada. This month we highlight two site coordinators who have returned over the years toContinue Reading: Spotlight on Site Coordinators: Rose and Paul