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Meet Our Newest Rescued Sea Otter Walter

We here at the Vancouver Aquarium are very happy to announce that Walter, the sea otter blinded by a shotgun blast near Tofino and deemed non-releasable due to his extensive injuries, is adjusting well to his new home at the Vancouver Aquarium. After 11 weeks of life-saving treatment and rehabilitation at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine […]

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Adopt a Beluga for the Holidays

Have you ever wanted to give the gift of a beluga whale but wondered how to fit it under the tree? With the Vancouver Aquarium’s Aquadopt program, the problem is solved. Adopt a beluga whale and the proceeds will directly support the care of the animals that live at the Aquarium. In addition, you are […]

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A Warm Welcome to Millionth Visitor!

It was a very special day at the Vancouver Aquarium as we welcomed our one millionth visitor this morning. We surprised Janet Wallace, and her husband, Garth, of Seattle, Washington, with a special dolphin encounter to learn more about Pacific white-sided dolphins and a basket of goodies from the Vancouver Aquarium Gift Shop. For the […]

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Rescued Sea Otter Responds Well to Treatment

Our veterinary team is happy to report that Walter, the rescued sea otter that was found in grave condition and suffering from gunshot wounds, is no longer in critical condition. After seven weeks of critical care and a number of successful procedures, Vancouver Aquarium’s veterinarian, Dr. Martin Haulena, has reclassified Walter as stable. Until now, […]

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Brighten Your Day with Glowing Creatures

This holiday season, come out of the cold and enjoy a unique experience of aquatic light that will help lift those winter blues. Discover the incredible world of fluorescent and bioluminescent light that exists in the depths of the ocean during Luminescence—a celebration of aquatic light, which runs until January 22, 2014. New this year, take […]

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Discover Light in Unexpected Places

This morning, Vancouverites got an unexpected sight of aquatic light during their morning commute. In the spirit of our winter feature, Luminescence: a celebration of aquatic light, we teamed up with 24 hrs in Vancouver to illuminate 50 paperboxes across the city. Just like marine creatures that create and reflect light in the ocean, the glowing […]

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Get Up Close to an African Penguin

Since their debut, penguin walks have been one of the Vancouver Aquarium’s most popular guest experiences, but with winter and the cold, rainy season approaching, the penguins have waddled inside for an indoor enrichment session. During these enrichment sessions, the African penguins get to experience new sights and sounds, while getting a little exercise. It’s […]

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Tracking Rehabilitated Seal Pups’ Progress Via Satellite

After receiving months of care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, seven rehabilitated harbour seal pups recently made their way down to the waters of Howe Sound as the rescue team cheered on. Five of the rescued seal pups had been outfitted with satellite-linked transmitters, which will provide […]

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