Weekly Ocean News 

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Ecologist Matthew Bracken was surprised to find a kelp forest growing from a mudflat in southeastern Alaska, because kelp requires a hard substrate, like rock, on which to anchor it...

A New Partner in Tackling Plastic Pollution

There are a few key routes through which plastic travels to the ocean: washing machines that loosen plastic microfibers from clothing, microbeads from cosmetics (recently banned here in Canada), lost or discard...

A Floating Laboratory

Inside a 20-foot shipping container, Ocean Wise and One Ocean Expeditions are collaborating on an innovative new lab that will help ocean scientists conduct work in isolated coastal areas. The One Ocean custom-...

Weekly Ocean News 

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Coral reefs are under threat from climate change, but new research suggests that other reef-building animals might be more adaptable. Sponges are an ancient group of animals who oft...

Put a Cap on It

Marine Mammal Trainer Kristyn Plancarte is standing in the Aquarium’s newest exhibit space – the Research Outpost – with a cooler of clams, mussels and squid in hand. She asks Balzak to come out of the water an...