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Ocean Wise Applauds Canada and 5 G7 Countries Committed to Reducing Plastic Pollution

Today’s adoption of a global plastics charter by five G-7 countries, including Canada, to target single-use plastic waste reduction is a timely and significant step for protection of our world’s oceans. “As an organization dedicated to tackling ocean plastic pollution, Ocean Wise supports this global commitment, led by Canada with some of the world’s most […]

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Vancouver Aquarium -- Our Future

Life in the information age is both exhilarating and challenging. We’re more plugged into technology and instant info than at any time in our history … but we’re also far less connected to our natural world. The understanding and inspiration fostered in the galleries, exhibits and habitats at Vancouver Aquarium has never been more important; […]

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Aurora

It’s with immense sadness that we share the passing of beluga whale Aurora. As detailed last week and through daily updates on her condition, Aurora had been sick for the past two weeks, showing symptoms of abdominal cramping, loss of appetite and lethargy. Our marine mammal care team, under the guidance of head veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena, and a […]

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An Update on Beluga Whales

Yesterday morning, we shared the sudden passing of beluga whale Qila. The health and safety of animals at Vancouver Aquarium are our top priorities and we are investigating all possible explanations as to why she passed so suddenly. Our head veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena participated in Qila’s necropsy yesterday. Unfortunately, it did not result in […]

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Remembering Qila

When Qila, the first-ever beluga whale to be conceived and born in a Canadian aquarium, arrived on July 23, 1995, it was cause for celebration. The little whale was quick to win the hearts of everyone who spent time with her, from her caregivers and trainers, to the visitors and members who came to see […]

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Our Mission as a Marine Science Centre

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a conservation organization that Canadians look to for science and facts on important issues. Every now and then we feel the need to clarify inaccurate messages being shared about our conservation efforts and this is one of those times. Some of you may have seen a local video created and circulated […]

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Rare Guadalupe Fur Seal Saved in Joint Rescue

After a collaborative rescue effort over several days, an emaciated and out-of-its-range Guadalupe fur seal is now being treated at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. “This species is usually found off the coast of Baja, California, and breeds on Mexico’s Guadalupe Island,” said Dr. Martin Haulena, head veterinarian at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine […]

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Sea Otter Dreams Come True

During my first visit to the Vancouver Aquarium in 1984, I fell in love. It was love at first sight … with the sea otters! With an Aquarium membership, I returned often, spending endless hours marvelling at these marine acrobats and their charming behaviours. When I chose to write an adventure story as my big project […]

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