Ecosystems and Biodiversity Green algae uses sunlight as an energy source, and can sense light using photoreceptors. Two of these sensors have already been identified, and now researchers in Germany have found...

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 O...

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 thes...

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 Va...

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. Whi...