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Changing Tides In The Salmon Industry

Salmon from the B.C. coast has made headlines a number of times this year, as shifts in the industry and in the annual returns can lead to changes for consumers who are looking to purchase and eat sustainable seafood. Last month, a large number of Atlantic salmon—a non-native species in the Pacific—escaped into the waters […]

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BioBlitz 2017 - A Canada 150 Signature Project

It’s a big year for Canada and we are celebrating Canada 150 by exploring one the country’s more incredible resources: the ocean! BioBlitz Canada 150 , made possible in part by the Government of Canada, is bringing scientists, community members, and nature enthusiasts together to explore and record Canada’s biodiversity. Bioblitz events generate new scientific […]

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AquaVan 150: Canadian Landmarks

Over the past fifteen weeks, the AquaVan 150: Connecting Communities to Coastlines tour has hit seven Canadian provinces, making good on its commitment to bring the ocean to Canadians this summer. With over 6,000 kilometres under their belt, the AquaVan 150 team has certainly seen their share of Canada on this educational journey. From Thunder […]

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AquaVan 150: Canada Day in Ottawa

As the AquaVan began their journey west from the Maritimes, the drive into our nation’s capital was met with anticipation and excitement as the Canada Day festivities approached. First, the team visited six Ottawa schools within the last week of classes. The students were beyond excited to end their school year with hands-on activities and […]

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AquaVan 150: West Meets East

After our journey across Northern Ontario, we were excited to bring the Pacific to Canada’s East Coast. This whole trip has been full of milestones, but certainly crossing over to the other half of the country was a remarkable feeling. We kicked things off in Montreal, QC. Before starting our school programming for the day, […]

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AquaVan150: Continuing our Adventure Across Ontario

Our last Aquablog update highlighted our journey through the Prairies. Next up was Northern Ontario. Once we arrived at Thunder Bay, we decided to pay tribute to Terry Fox’s bravery by stopping at the monument erected in his honor.  It was a surreal experience to be standing in the exact location that his cancer forced […]

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Ocean Wise Seafood Is On The Menu At White Spot

The Ocean Wise seafood program has welcomed one of B.C.’s culinary institutions as its newest partner. Canada’s longest running restaurant chain, White Spot, has officially the sustainable seafood movement. White Spot, along with their premium QSA brand Triple O’s began the journey of joining the Ocean Wise program earlier this year, and on June 19th, […]

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Going Green for Our Blue Planet

When the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre initiated plans for its most expansive revitalization in its history, the cultural institution envisioned an innovative, sustainability-centred venue that would showcase aquatic life within the natural setting of Stanley Park. In 2014, the ribbon was cut on the new Aquarium Entrance Complex and visitors can now see the product of […]

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