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Volunteering at the Vancouver Aquarium Work Experience Students make the most of their volunteer time at the Aquarium.

Students Get Hands-On With Work Experience Program

Over the past five years, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre has helped over 1,000 students from B.C. complete their work experience hours necessary for high school graduation through our Work Experience Program. This hands-on experience helps to prepare students for the workplace and give them a start on building those all-important career networks. Since 2010 the program has grown from 150 students per year giving 8,500 hours of volunteer service to 277 students contributingContinue Reading: Students Get Hands-On With Work Experience Program

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Rescue of the Week: Robin van Persie from Richmond

This week’s Recue of the Week comes to us a bit more locally, from Richmond, with the rescue efforts of Luke and Rob of the Harken Tug Company. Luke and Rob noticed a small seal pup in distress being tossedContinue Reading: Rescue of the Week: Robin van Persie from Richmond

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This Dolphin’s Zest for Life is Anything but “False”

We’re doing things a bit different for this Staff Pick of the Month by focusing on an individual, rather than a species, and with good reason. He has an incredible survival story and was recently moved into the Aquarium’s Wild CoastContinue Reading: This Dolphin’s Zest for Life is Anything but “False”

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Steveston Harbour Breathes New Life into Old Nets

Have you ever wondered where old, battered, and no longer salvageable nets end up after years of use on commercial fishing boats? Hidden on the south arm of the Fraser River near Richmond, B.C., Steveston is home to the largestContinue Reading: Steveston Harbour Breathes New Life into Old Nets

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Killer Whale Culture: From Matrilines to Mating Rituals

With the recent flux of summer killer whale sightings in B.C., I’ve often been asked, “Why do we always see killer whales travelling in groups? Are these breeding groups, families, or just random congregations of whales that happen to beContinue Reading: Killer Whale Culture: From Matrilines to Mating Rituals