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Marine Mammal Rescue

The Rescue of a False Killer Whale Calf

Yesterday morning, a beached false killer whale was spotted stranded and in distress along North Chesterman beach near Tofino. The male calf, which is estimated to be between four to six weeks old, is in poor condition with several laceration and wounds along his body, likely from stranding. As Canada’s only team of professional rescue […]

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Support Continues to Pour in for Wally

As children, Laura and Tomas Handfield came to the Vancouver Aquarium regularly. While they loved all the animals, they were especially taken with the sea otters. With the demands of their busy lives and the fact that Tomas and his partner live in Terrace, B.C., they are only able to visit the Aquarium about once […]

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“First Responders” in the Rescue of Wally the Sea Otter

Last October, my brother and I, along with three of our friends, took a trip out to Tofino. We were expecting a few days of relaxation, surfing and sightseeing. The last thing we were expecting was to find an injured sea otter in the water right outside of our cottage. It was our last night […]

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Sea Otter Rescued from Whiffen Spit

The rescue of an injured otter is never an easy undertaking. For the team from Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, it has been an around-the-clock effort, since the uncharacteristically approachable otter was first reported on the beach on Whiffen Spit, at the entrance to Sooke Harbour, on Saturday, Feb. […]

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Vancouver Aquarium’s Cetacean Research Program Heads North

Killer whales (photo credit: Lance Barrett-Lennard, Vancouver Aquarium) In early December, I said good-bye to Vancouver and headed up to Prince Rupert to expand the reach of the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network (BCCSN). It’s a mouthful, I know, but the tongue-twisting moniker is an important, citizen-driven research project where people act as our eyes and […]

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Marine Mammal Rescue of the Week: Pegasus and Titan

Each week this season, a new animal rescued by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, will be featured on this blog. Stay tuned for more updates! This week’s rescue story is courtesy of Taryn R., registered veterinary technologist at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. On October 4, harbour seals […]

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Marine Mammal Rescue of the Week: Pan and Vega

Each week this season, a new animal rescued by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, will be featured on this blog. Stay tuned for more updates! This week’s rescue story is courtesy of Chellan R., registered veterinary technologist at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Chellan chose to highlight two […]

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Marine Mammal Rescue of the Week: Halo

Each week this season, a new animal rescued by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, will be featured on this blog. Stay tuned for more updates! This week’s rescue story is courtesy of Ellen, an office intern at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. On July 17, we received a […]

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