Scouts on the Shoreline

For some, shoreline cleanups become an annual tradition that they look forward to every year. Scout Canada Leader, Henry Starzynski, started leading shoreline cleanups with his Ottawa 72nd group 12 years ago. F...

Vancouver Aquarium Earns Top Grade

On Wednesday, September 26, during the annual Association of Zoos and Aquariums conference in Seattle, WA, the Vancouver Aquarium received the top industry standard  following a thorough review by AZA’s indepen...

Aquaculture 101: Part 1

At the recent Chefs for Oceans talk on aquaculture, organized by Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell, I presented a primer on farmed seafood. This event was geared towards chefs wanting to know more about the se...

“Mom, Can You Hear Me?”

With more than 100 drone flights, four weeks of nearly continuous beluga whale recordings, and belugas in Sainte-Marguerite Bay nearly every day, the second season on the research tower in Quebec’s Saguenay-St ...

Weekly Ocean News

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Three new species of snailfish have been discovered living 7.5 kilometres below the surface of the ocean. These snailfish have gel-like bodies that are actually together by the crus...

Country-Wide Cleanups Mark 25th Anniversary

This past Saturday, an army of passionate volunteers descended on shorelines across the country to mark International Coastal Cleanup day and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the community-led Great Canadian S...

Vancouver Aquarium Wins Big at CAZA

This past weekend in Cambridge, Ontario, the Vancouver Aquarium received accolades from the Canadian zoo and aquarium community, winning the Thomas R. Baines Award for the creation of the Steller’s Bay  exhibit...

Weekly Ocean News

Plastics There are fewer microplastics in ocean surfaces than expected — what gives? Scientists are using polystyrene beads (also known as microbeads and recently banned in Canadian cosmetics) to find out. Stu...