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Holiday Giving Reaches New Depths

Sustainable giving has never been so simple. That’s why this year it’s time to take things to the next level…to sea level, that is. Make a splash this holiday season and give ocean-friendly gifts that make a difference by supporting the conservation of marine life, reducing carbon emissions and plastic use, and encouraging sustainable seafood […]

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Bringing our Coast to BC Children’s Hospital

We’re incredibly honoured to be part of the Children’s Healing Experience Project at the new Teck Acute Care Centre at the BC Children’s Hospital, set to open on Sunday, Oct. 29. The Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, is one of six iconic British Columbia institutions that participated in the project. The others are the […]

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Snake Mythsss

Are snakes really as scary as people think they are? And why are they scared of them in the first place? The most common reasons I hear include “they’re all poisonous” or “they’re going to eat me”! Many of these reasons are really just misunderstandings. Let me debunk some of these myths for you. Myth: […]

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An Otter-ly Energetic Introduction: Katmai Meets Rialto, Mak, and Kunik

Following a successful introduction to Tanu earlier this spring, Vancouver Aquarium’s youngest rescued sea otters – Rialto, Mak, and Kunik – recently expanded their social circle when they met Katmai, an almost five-year-old female otter who joined the Aquarium family in 2013. “Katmai has always been interested in young sea otters and, while she is […]

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Oregon Spotted Frogs - A Ribbiting Release

After an outstandingly cold and snowy winter, the Oregon spotted frogs – the most endangered species in Canada – were off to a slow start. However, under the care of senior aquarium biologist Darren Smy, the Vancouver Aquarium has had a successful frog breeding season for the eighth consecutive year. In early May, the Aquarium […]

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Support For Our Ocean Protection Agenda

On February 16, 2017, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced a variety of measures supporting the Vancouver Aquarium’s ocean protection agenda. While addressing 150 stakeholders at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Watch report launch, the Minister announced more than $1 million in support for two new research projects […]

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Ocean Watch - Howe Sound Edition

Although it shows signs of a remarkable recovery since the last century, when Britannia Mine discharged tailings and metal-laden water into it, Howe Sound remains vulnerable to development, shipping, and fishing pressures. Less than one per cent of its fragile ecosystems are protected from further harm. Those are just some of the findings of a […]

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Whale Spotting: New Mariner's Guide Aims To Reduce Vessel Impacts

Ship strikes, vessel disturbance, underwater noise, and air pollution are key threats faced by whales, dolphins and porpoises off British Columbia’s coast. In partnership with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Prince Rupert Port Authority, the Vancouver Aquarium’s Coastal Ocean Research Institute has produced a new Mariner’s Guide to Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of […]

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