A Tale of 72 Divers

It's crazy to think there are some Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre employees who spend almost as much time underwater as they do on land during work hours, but it's true. Our diving numbers for 2015...

Behind the Scenes: Marmoset Weigh-in

One by one, they hop on and hop off the scale set by Aquarium biologist Chevonne Jackson. It’s marmoset weighing time. Chevonne weighs the Goeldi’s marmosets (Callimico goeldii) once a month for health reaso...

Sea Monkeys: Food for Aquarium Animals

Ever heard of Sea Monkeys? They were advertised in comic books in the 1960s and 1970s. Essentially, you could order brine shrimp eggs and grow them at home. As the story goes, the creator of Sea Monkeys was ins...

Staff Pick: It’s Eel-ectric!

Stick around at the Amazon exhibit in the Canaccord Financial Exploration Gallery and you’ll be rewarded with a light and sound show – especially during feeding time. Staff member Richard C. is "blown away"...

Staff Pick: Don’t be Sss-cared

“It’s an animal people usually don’t want to know about because they’re scared of it.” Vishal D., an Aquarium volunteer, doesn't find it easy to get people talking about his Staff Pick of the Month.  Decembe...

Life in the Deep: Hydrothermal Vents

The ocean is full of mysteries — take hydrothermal vents for example. Despite everything we’ve learned about the ocean, scientists didn’t know about these underwater hot springs until 1977, when they were first...