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The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre is a hospital for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals. The Rescue Centre rescues abandoned mammals and rehabilitates them for release back into their natural habitat. Donate to the Rescue Centre at
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Rescued Sea Otter Pup Hardy Moves Into Nursery At Vancouver Aquarium

Hardy, the male sea otter pup rescued in June from waters near northern Vancouver Island, has now moved into the nursery at the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, to continue receiving 24-hour care from the sea otter experts on site. The fuzzy-faced pup was estimated to be two to four weeks old when he […]

Posted on July 31, 2017 4 min read Continue reading
Tiny Male Otter Pup Patient in our Care

A tiny male sea otter pup — estimated to be just two to four weeks old — is now in 24-hour care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, after concerned members of the public found it swimming alone in open water off northern Vancouver Island on Sunday. Although the pup appears healthy, he requires […]

Posted on June 28, 2017 4 min read Continue reading
Top 10 Ways To Be Wise In The Wild

Steller sea lions are fascinating creatures, and seeing them in nature is guaranteed to be a memorable experience. As calm as they may look, often spotted basking in the sun on rocky haul-outs, it’s important to remember that they are wild animals.  Here are a few tips on how to ensure you’re staying responsible: Do […]

Posted on June 28, 2017 5 min read Continue reading
An Otter-ly Energetic Introduction: Katmai Meets Rialto, Mak, and Kunik

Following a successful introduction to Tanu earlier this spring, Vancouver Aquarium’s youngest rescued sea otters – Rialto, Mak, and Kunik – recently expanded their social circle when they met Katmai, an almost five-year-old female otter who joined the Aquarium family in 2013. “Katmai has always been interested in young sea otters and, while she is […]

Posted on June 13, 2017 2 min read Continue reading
Milestone Day at Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre

Fur Seal Released as Sea Lion Pup is Admitted for Treatment

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, had a milestone day Monday, as the team released a rehabilitated northern fur seal for the first time in its history, and then admitted another uncommon patient: a Steller sea lion pup. “It’s impossible to say at any given time what types of […]

Posted on June 7, 2017 4 min read Continue reading
First Seal Pup Patients of 2017: Princeton and Georgina

The busy summer rescue season has begun at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, with its first two seal pup patients admitted this week. Since Canada will celebrate the 150thanniversary of Confederation this summer, the naming theme for seal pups rescued in 2017 is Canadian cities and towns. Male pup Princeton — named for […]

Posted on June 2, 2017 3 min read Continue reading
United We Stand

Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed an incredible outpouring of support from our community against a proposed ban on cetaceans – whales, dolphins, and porpoises – at the Vancouver Aquarium. On behalf of the vulnerable animals we have fought to protect, we are writing today to say thank you. Thank you for sending […]

Posted on May 16, 2017 1 min read Continue reading
Every Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise Counts

By John Nightingale, President and CEO of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre As the Park Board is not allowing anyone to speak tonight, I wanted to share my personal thoughts on the topic of rescuing whales, dolphins and porpoises. As a long-time resident of Metro Vancouver, I have seen the changes occurring along our […]

Posted on May 15, 2017 3 min read Continue reading

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