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Saving Southern Resident Killer Whales

By Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard For some coastal First Nations in British Columbia, the killer whale is considered the guardian of the sea, but for killer whales on B.C.’s south coast, it’s time for humankind to step into the role of guardian, and do more to protect them. Today, the David Suzuki Foundation, Georgia Strait Alliance, […]

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Vancouver Aquarium Welcomes Walruses Lakina and Balzak

Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, is pleased to announce the arrival of two young walruses — Lakina and Balzak — from Aquarium du Québec. During the coming months, the young walruses and Vancouver Aquarium’s marine mammal team will get to know each other and develop the strong, trusting relationship crucial to animal care.  Vancouver […]

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Tools New and Old for an Ocean Wise Life

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) nine in 10 of the world’s fisheries are overfished or at capacity. And combined with climate change, overfishing is putting enormous, unabating pressure on global fish stocks. It’s in response to this worsening crisis that initiatives like the Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program were established. The […]

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Chowder Chowdown Champ of All Champs

Spoons were out, ladles were full of chowder and beer was flowing at three separate Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown events this month, as notable chef partners in Ontario, Alberta and B.C. brought their best recipes to the table. Every November during Ocean Wise Seafood Month, this event brings together some of the top stars and […]

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Remembering Chester

It was an incredible feat of determination on both the part of the animal and his rescuers when Chester the false killer whale survived his stranding on a windswept beach near Tofino in July 2014. Although he had less than a 10 per cent chance of making it, the little calf would not only live […]

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AquaVan 150 is Home!

Back from its first-ever cross-country tour, the AquaVan 150: Connecting Communities to Coastlines tour has returned to Vancouver after eight months on the road. Yesterday was the official homecoming at Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, and Ocean Wise staff, partners and friends welcomed the team back with open arms and many cheers. “The Ocean […]

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In Cod We Trust

Blog post by Laurenne Schiller, Ocean Wise seafood research analyst and Atlantic Canada coordinator. Farewell, Newfoundland. No, I’m not being dramatic, it’s an actual place. Although, I admit that the name is a touch misleading. Because beyond Farewell lie the Change Islands. And, beyond those, is Fogo Island—a tiny speck that solidifies the northeastern-most corner […]

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AquaVan 150: Rolling Through The Rockies

The yellows, oranges and reds of the changing maples signaled the beginning of fall and the homestretch for the AquaVan 150’s Connecting Communities to Coastlines tour. After visiting 4 schools in both Red Deer and Edmonton, the team stopped at the Edmonton Valley Zoo to share the wonders of the Pacific Coast. They were rewarded […]

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