A Week of Tragedy and Inspiration

By Eric Solomon, Vancouver Aquarium’s director of Arctic programs If you’ve been following along in our blog post series about the Canadian Rangers Ocean Watch program (CROW), you are aware that I, along wit...

CROW Project: The Beluga and the Goose

People come from all over the world to see the aurora borealis in the Arctic. Photo: Neil Fisher/Vancouver Aquarium.   Written by Neil Fisher, videographer, Vancouver Aquarium What is your favourite...

CROW Project: Arctic Camping…in February

Written by Neil Fisher, videographer, Vancouver Aquarium If someone were to offer you a trip to Canada’s Arctic in the middle of the summer, what would you say? Hopefully, you’d say “yes” in an instant as it...

Sea Ice is the Great Connector

Imagine how a forest changes when the trees are removed. The primary defining physical feature is gone. Many forest animals rely on trees as a place to live, a primary source of food, and to move about safely a...

Arctic Ice: Why it Matters

Last Sunday, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic reached its lowest point since such things have been tracked. This is the second of a series of posts looking at the science and the significance of this decline...